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About Gastroparesis

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What is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is also called delayed gastric emptying. The term “gastric” refers to the stomach. Gastroparesis is characterized by the presence of certain long-term symptoms together with delayed stomach emptying in the absence of any observable obstruction or blockage. The delayed stomach emptying is confirmed by a test.

Signs & Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of gastroparesis may differ among persons with the condition. Symptoms usually occur during and after eating a meal.

Treatment

The treatment for gastroparesis in an individual depends on the severity of symptoms. Treatments are aimed at managing symptoms over a long-term.

Living with Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a long-term condition that can impair quality of life and well-being. Living with gastroparesis affects not only those who suffer but also many others, especially family members and friends. It also touches on relationships in the classroom, in the workplace, or in social interactions.

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