Gastroparesis Diagnosed and Treated at Mercy in Baltimore by GI Doctors

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The team of top-rated doctors at The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore are experts at diagnosing and treating stomach symptoms. From chronic abdominal pain and peptic ulcer disease to stomach cancer and gastroparesis, the doctors work with each patient to diagnose their stomach symptoms and provide treatment options. 

About the Condition

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach muscles do not function normally. In many cases, it is thought the nerves that control the stomach muscles are damaged causing the muscles to react abnormally.

Stomach muscles regularly contract and propel food through the digestive tract. With gastroparesis, the abnormally functioning muscles prevent the stomach’s ability to empty properly causing nausea or vomiting. Blood sugar levels and nutritional intake can be affected as well. 

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Gastroparesis symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • GERD
  • Feeling of being full after eating only a very small portion

Various tests, including gastric emptying studies, gastroduodenal manometry, upper endoscopy, electrogastrogram, and MRI, are used to detect gastroparesis.

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Treatment Options

There is not cure for gastroparesis. An adjustment of eating habits and some medications can help control gastroparesis symptoms.

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