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What are symptoms of gastroparesis?

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2005-11-19 18:19:22
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Symptoms of gastroparesis Not intended to be actual medical advice, just info: http://www.medicinenet.com/gastroparesis/article.htm

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Gastroparesis (also known as delayed gastric emptying) is a medical condition, that is common in those with diabetes and heavy smokers. The symptoms include partial paralysis of the stomach, which means that food stays in there, digesting, for much longer than usual.

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The cause of gastroparesis is not always known, but it is thought to be the result of a damaged or non-working nerve. It is not airborne.

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Slow or delayed emptying of the stomach is called Gastroparesis.

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