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What are the complications of gastroparesis?

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Some of the complications of gastroparesis include:

  • Food that stays in the stomach too long can ferment, which can lead to the growth of bacteria.
  • Food in the stomach can harden into a solid collection, called a bezoar. Bezoars can cause obstructions in the stomach that keep food from passing into the small intestine.
  • People who have both diabetes and gastroparesis may have more difficulty because blood sugar levels rise when food finally leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine, making blood sugar control more of a challenge.

From: What Is Gastroparesis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American College of Gastroenterology. National Institutes of Health. Hasler WL.   - 01-SEP-2007.


Gastroenterol Clin North Am

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES: American College of Gastroenterology. National Institutes of Health. Hasler WL.   - 01-SEP-2007.


Gastroenterol Clin North Am

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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