Some people don’t know that this month is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Additionally, some people don’t even know what gastroparesis is. Discover what’s Gastroparesis Awareness Month and gastroparesis.
What is gastroparesis?
Gastroparesis is a chronic condition that prevents proper movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine due to a damaged nerve in the stomached called the vagus nerve.
Gastroparesis can cause food in your stomach to move too slowly in your stomach. Sometimes, food stops moving altogether.
How many people have Gastroparesis?
It’s unclear how many people suffer from Gastroparesis but it’s estimated that between 500,000 to 5 million Americans may have it. Additionally, many people have undiagnosed gastroparesis because patients experience many symptoms similar to celiac disease and as GERD.
How do we observe Gastroparesis Awareness Month?
Gastroparesis can be treated in many ways such as eating foods low in fiber and avoiding alcohol. However, meeting with a gastroenterologist can provide the best treatment based on how severe the symptoms are. Gastroparesis Awareness Month is dedicated to understanding and management of the disease.
At Doral Health & Wellness Gastroenterology Center, you can meet with an attentive, highly skilled gastrologist to get answers and treatment for your stomach’s health.
Call Doral Health & Wellness Gastroenterology Center at 347-868-1016.