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What are the problems of gastroparesis?

 

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The problems of gastroparesis can include

  •     severe dehydration due to persistent vomiting
  •     gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is GER that occurs more than twice a week for a few weeks; GERD
        can lead to esophagitis— irritation of the esophagus
  •     bezoars, which can cause nausea, vomiting, obstruction, or interfere with absorption of some medications in pill
        form
  •     difficulty managing blood glucose levels in people with diabetes
  •     malnutrition due to poor absorption of nutrients or a low calorie intake
  •     decreased quality of life, including work absences due to severe symptoms

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