Gastric distention

Gastric distention is a complication of extreme binge eating causing extreme enlargement of the stomach [gastric dilation].  In emaciated patients, there is delayed gastric emptying leading to complaints of stomach bloating. This usually resolves with renutrition. However, when an anorexic patient continues to exhibit signs of gastric disturbance, he or she should be seen by a specialist in gastroenterology to rule out other causes.


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