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Gastroparesis (Digestion Problems) Archives

Diabetes and Gastroparesis (Digestion Problems)

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Patching with Antibiotic Help May Treat Gastroparesis

A patch containing Erythromycin, an antibiotic similar to penicillin, could serve as a treatment for gastroparesis, a complication of diabetes that results in uneven gastric emptying. Gastroparesis hinders food and medication absorption.

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Goodbye Gastroparesis

On January 3, Medtronic, Inc. announced the results of a study that suggests a new therapy significantly reduces the symptoms of gastroparesis.

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Viagra: Not Just For Erectile Dysfunction Anymore

Viagra, the anti-impotence drug manufactured by Pfizer, may also be an effective remedy against gastroparesis, a common digestive condition among people with diabetes.

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Pacemaker Could Help People With Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis affects up to half of all people with diabetes, and can occur as early as the teenage years. Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach is partially paralyzed due to nerve damage brought on by high blood sugars. The stomach loses its ability to contract, which inhibits food from being properly moved to the small intestines.

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European Drug Soothes Stomachs - Abstract #490

According to some estimates, gastrointestinal symptoms including bloating, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and feeling full after little has been eaten are present in up to 75 percent of people with type 1. When these stomach problems are the result of neuropathy, the condition is called gastroparesis. The condition is clinically under-recognized and hard to treat even after it is identified.

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Gastric Emptying Linked to Cardiovascular Complication

Researchers have discovered that cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CANP) affects more than the heart. A new study shows that the diabetes complication is also related to slower gastric emptying in people with type I diabetes.

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How Fast Does Your Stomach Empty? Hypoglycemia Speeds It Up

It may not be your fault if your blood sugar levels are unpredictable. Recent studies have shown that during hypoglycemic episodes, food exits the stomach much more quickly than it does under normal circumstances.

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Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs Less Harmful To Unborn Than Poor Glycemic Control, Study Shows

The November 1995 issue of Diabetes Care reported that women who take oral hypoglycemic drugs have a better chance of delivering a healthy baby than do women with poor glycemic control.

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Support For Sufferers Of Gastroparesis

Often as frustrating for doctors as it is for patients, gastroparesis can take a major toll on a person's life. The disorder, a poorly understood complication of diabetes, is defined as delayed gastric emptying. Its symptoms range from occasional and annoying nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation, to total stomach paralysis which results in the need for intravenous feeding and hydration.

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