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Alternate Names : Diabetic Gastroparesis

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Gastroparesis means paralysis of the stomach, and is a condition in which the stomach does not empty properly.

What is going on in the body?

In gastroparesis, the stomach does not empty properly. Food stays in the stomach for a long time. Although the exact cause is not known, gastroparesis is usually seen in people who have had diabetes for a long time.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

This condition is usually caused by long-standing diabetes.


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Gastroparesis: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Eric Berlin, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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