Gastroparesis is a chronic (continual) stomach disorder affecting your ability to digest and empty out food. Normally, your stomach muscles contract to push food out. But when you have gastroparesis, your stomach muscles are weakened and not able to contract properly. If food is in your stomach for too long, it can cause bacteria overgrowth, blockage, bloating, and nausea. If left untreated, gastroparesis can cause life-threatening health issues.
Although symptoms may vary, typical signs and symptoms of gastroparesis include:
- A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
- Abdominal bloating
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in blood sugar levels
- Heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss and malnutrition
Why Choose UHealth?
Broad array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Regardless of your age, condition, or whether you need long- or short-term digestive treatments, you will receive the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment to keep your stomach, digestive system, and organs healthy. We offer a broad array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Motility lab for accurate diagnosis of GI conditions. The only facility of its kind in South Florida, our motility lab enables our GI specialists to provide accurate diagnoses of GI conditions more quickly and efficiently. We offer a variety of leading-edge services, such as hydrogen breath testing, anal-rectal manometry, and bio-feedback.