Gastroparesis in Indianapolis, IN

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Gastroparesis is an ailment affecting the musculature in the stomach that normally help move food through the GI tract. Normally, the muscles of the stomach contract to push food through, but the gastric muscles in gastroparesis sufferers move slower or cannot move at all. While the precise cause of gastroparesis is still not clear, there are a number of known risk factors for developing the disorder, including diabetes, viral infection, previous gastrointestinal surgery, an underactive thyroid, and certain medications (such as narcotic pain relievers). Individuals living with gastroparesis are at risk of further complications like dehydration, changes in blood sugar, malnutrition, and the development of a hardened mass of food in the stomach (called a bezoar), all of which may be life-threatening if ignored. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with gastroparesis or experienced its symptoms, then it's important to get in touch with a GI specialist who offers treatment for gastroparesis in Indianapolis, IN. The providers at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology are experienced in treating gastroparesis and are ready to evaluate your symptoms and help you find relief.

Gastroparesis may present with the following symptoms:

  • Acid reflux
  • Queasiness
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Decline in appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Vomiting (including vomiting undigested food hours after your last meal)
  • Feeling full after eating very little
  • Bloating

Without the proper care, gastroparesis may lead to dehydration and/or malnutrition, both of which are potentially deadly. It is vital that you partner with a qualified GI physician in Indianapolis, IN who will work with you to meet your digestive health needs. Reach out to Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology to learn more about how we diagnose and treat gastroparesis.

Your specific treatment for gastroparesis will be based on what's causing your disorder, how severe your symptoms are, and how your condition responds to the available treatment methods. Some possible options include:

  • Installing a feeding tube
  • Changes to your diet and lifestyle
  • Medication to alleviate vomiting
  • Medication to help stimulate contractions in your stomach
  • Intravenous (IV) nutrition
  • Stimulating the stomach with electrical pulses

The primary goal of gastroparesis treatment is to alleviate your symptoms and boost your quality of life.

If you have been diagnosed with or believe you have gastroparesis, you can find help to manage your symptoms. Our providers at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology can help you with a treatment course designed to fit your own health needs and improve your overall well-being. We are proud to partner with our patients to treat gastroparesis in Indianapolis, IN.

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