Monthly Archives: August 2014

GP Defined

Gastroparesis Defined by the Mayo Clinic

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles in your stomach don’t function normally. Ordinarily, strong muscular contractions propel food through your digestive tract. But in gastroparesis, the muscles in the wall of your stomach work poorly or not at all. This prevents your stomach from emptying properly. Gastroparesis can interfere with digestion, cause nausea and vomiting, and play havoc with blood sugar levels and nutrition.

There is no cure for gastroparesis. Making changes to your diet may help you cope with gastroparesis signs and symptoms, but that’s not always enough. Gastroparesis medications may offer some relief, but some can cause serious side effects.

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Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organization

John Travolta donates to this Organization!  Each page has loud music and the site is hard to read due to a dark background but it is filled with great Gastroparesis Info!!!

It is such an honest site and they say it like it is!!!  Below are some examples.

How will I know when I have a GP flairup?

“Think of the worst flu or stomach virus you have ever had, now times that by 100 then add the feeling after Thanksgiving day dinner when you had more than a few extra helpings followed by extreme fatigue that lasts more than a few hours.”

Gastroparesis Awareness Campaign Organization

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