Delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis)

Delayed gastric emptying, or gastroparesis, is a condition associated with malnutrition and compensatory behaviors in which the stomach takes longer than typical to digest/empty food. This causes premature satiety sensations due to abdominal discomfort from bloating, which can make refeeding uncomfortable. Symptoms include: feeling full quickly while eating, nausea after meals, vomiting and heartburn, abdominal bloating and/or pain. It typically improves with consistent consumption of food, stabilization of weight and cessation of compensatory behaviors. Also see Gastrointestinal difficulties.


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