Introduction: Gastroparesis


Gastroparesis: Slow stomach emptying from stomach nerve damage

Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis is most often a complication of type 1 diabetes. At least 20 percent of people with type 1 diabetes develop gastroparesis. It also occurs in people with type 2 diabetes, although less often.

Gastroparesis happens when nerves to the stomach are damaged or stop working. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the vagus nerve is damaged, the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally, and the movement of food is slowed or stopped. 1

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         Contents for Gastroparesis:

1. excerpt from Gastroparesis and Diabetes: NIDDK

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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