Stomach Muscles Are Weakened And Food Cannot Be Digested?

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If the stomach muscles weaken. Food cannot be digested. How is the treatment?

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What do you mean by weakened stomach muscles is gastroparesis? Gastroparesis is a condition where the spontaneous movement (motility) of the stomach becomes slow or does not work at all. This causes food that enters the stomach can not be pushed into the intestine and emptying the stomach more slowly. The exact cause of gastroparesis is not clearly known, but in many cases, gastroparesis is often caused by damage to the innervation of the stomach muscle, the vagus nerve. Damage to the vagus nerve can be caused by many things, such as diabetes, a history of surgery on the stomach and digestive tract, infection, use of certain drugs, scleroderma, diseases of the nervous system such as Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism.


Management of gastroparesis must of course be adjusted to the disease that causes this condition. But in general, you can also make changes to your diet to facilitate better gastric emptying, for example:

eat a little bit more often
chew food until it is completely smooth before swallowing
eat cooked and cooked fruits and vegetables
avoid vegetables and fruits that are too hard and high in fiber
reduce fat consumption
drink more (normally you are required to drink 2-3 liters a day)
moderate exercise with moderate intensity (for example walking)
avoid soft drinks, alcoholic, avoid smoking
avoid lying down after eating (don't lie down for about 2 hours after eating)

You should discuss further with your intern doctor if you feel you are experiencing symptoms of gastroparesis in order to overcome the conditions of the cause. An internist can also refer you to a nutritionist for nutritional analysis and feeding that is more appropriate for your consumption.

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