Do I Have Gastroparesis?
Good morning,. I am a 15 year old girl. These past few days I have felt full quickly. I eat less than usual and I get bloated easily. In addition, for the past year, I have been suffering from nausea, which usually occurs after eating or in the morning. Had not relapsed in a month but then relapsed again. I have already taken medicines for stomach but they still did not help which eventually made me give up. Besides that, in the last year I suffered from sudden intolerance to coffee, which every time I consume it, even if it’s a little bit, it gives me a strong psychological effect (nervous). I also often burp a lot which makes my stomach feel bad a few times. R n r n If from a psychological side, I often feel stressed that I often hurt myself (self-harm, and it seems I am also addicted), also have confidence low self, plus self-loathing that might be called high. For this, I have not received professional help. R n r nWhat happened to me ,? Do I have gastroparesis? And if so, what steps can I take and how is the treatment in Indonesia? R n r nThank you.
Hi Alisa, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Gastroparesis is a condition where there is a slowdown in contractions or gastric motion until emptying of the stomach becomes obstructed. Gastroparesis can occur due to damage to the nerves that supply the stomach. This nerve damage can occur due to several causes, such as diabetes, after gastric or esophageal surgery, infections, side effects of drugs, scleroderma, hypothyroidism, and so on.
Symptoms of satiety and bloating as you experience can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Diseases in the stomach such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, GERD Infection of the gastrointestinal tract Constipation Lack of digestive enzymes, such as lactose intolerance, disorders of the bile, disorders of the pancreas Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's or ulcerative colitis) Blockage in the digestive tract such as tumors, bowel movement disorders , intestinal adhesions, hernias, etc. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is the occurrence of bowel movement disorders whose cause is not yet known. Certain psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, somatic disorders, etc.
As you can see above, the possible disease causing your symptoms varies widely. Therefore, it's a good idea to check with a doctor to get a direct examination so that the exact cause is known first. Your doctor will confirm that there is an organic disease causing your symptoms, and if no specific organic disease is found, then suspicion can be directed to the psychiatric disorder causing the physical symptoms. Several tests that can be used to help make a diagnosis include endoscopy, barium examination, abdominal CT scan, and other examinations deemed necessary.
Some of the things you can do right now include:
Eat less but more often Avoid foods that are too oily and too spicy Avoid foods that can increase gas production in the digestive tract such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, nuts Increase consumption of vegetables and fruit Increase your fluid intake, drink at least 2- 3 liters a day Avoid drinking that contains artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol Avoid consumption of coffee and other caffeinated drinks Move and exercise regularly
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