Brochure, Fact Sheet: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders of the Esophagus and Stomach510
This article reviews disorders caused by abnormal motility in the gastrointestinal tract (including GERD, dysphagia, functional chest pain, gastroparesis, and dyspepsia) and their characteristic symptoms, such as food sticking, pain, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.
Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Esophageal Disorders, Gastroparesis, Motility, Stomach Disorders
Brochure: Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Emptying)556
This publication addresses frequently asked questions and provides an overview intended to help patients and family members understand gastroparesis; what it is, and how it is treated and managed.Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Gastroparesis, Motility, Nausea, vomiting, Stomach Disorders
Functional gastrointestinal (G) disorders significantly impact health related quality of life. This impact is obvious to anyone who has a disorder, or to any provider who cares for people with these disorders. In light of this finding, several medical organizations suggest that healthcare providers carefully monitor the health related quality of life of their patients in order to help guide treatment decisions. However, some studies indicate that many (but by no means all) providers do a poor job of addressing their patients' concerns, and accurately assessing the impact of functional GI disorder symptoms on their overall health status. Patients, in turn, become dissatisfied with their care. This article aims to help both provider and patient understand health related quality of life and improve patient care.Topics: Bowel urgency, Colonic motility, inertia, pseudo-obstruction, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Gas, Bloating, Belching, Gastroparesis, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic floor disorders, Stomach Disorders, Working with your healthcare provider
On rare occasions, patients thought to have a functional GI disorder can develop progressive GI symptoms from another underlying condition. This is truly rare, but when symptoms do not respond as expected, or if symptoms get worse and worse despite a clinician’s best efforts, it may be worth considering other things. Scleroderma is a very rare disorder that, when present, can frequently affect the gut.Topics: Gastroparesis, GER, GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Other Disorders/Symptoms, Swallowing
Fact Sheet: Gastroparesis534
Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach empties very slowly. The delay in stomach emptying can result in bothersome symptoms that interfere with a patient’s life. This article reviews symptoms, tests, and treatments for gastroparesis.Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Gastroparesis, Motility, Nausea, vomiting, Stomach Disorders
The treatment of patients with gastroparesis generally relies on dietary modifications, medications that enhance gastric emptying, and medications that reduce nausea and vominting. This article offers tips for overcoming nausea, vomiting, and stomach fullness using dietary measures.
Nerves and muscles respond actively to an electric stimulus. The role and progress for electrical pacing and stimulation in the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach as well as the intestines, and treatment possibilities for disorders such as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and severe constipation are discussed.Topics: Colonic inertia, Pseudo-obstruction, Colonic motility, inertia, pseudo-obstruction, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Gastroparesis, Gastroparesis, Motility, Stomach Disorders, Stomach Disorders
Fact Sheet: Gastroparesis551
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. This article discusses causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of gastroparesis.Topics: Gastroparesis
Fact Sheet: Traveling with Gastroparesis552
Gastroparesis is a gastrointestinal motility disorder in which the stomach empties too slowly, causing nausea, vomiting, pain, bloating, fullness, and/or reflux. There are very few effective treatments for the condition, so most patients rely on careful adherence to dietary and lifestyle modifications to minimize symptoms. While managing gastroparesis at home can be difficult, traveling poses an even greater challenge. With the right preparation, however, it is possible to enjoy time away with family and friends without compromising symptom management.
In this issue:
- GERD Awareness Week
- Surgical Treatment of GERD
- How to Get the Most from Your Doctor Visit
- Books of Interest
- Treatment News
- Professional Announcements
- Community News
- Looking Ahead to the 113th Congress
- Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis
- FDA Testimony on Short Bowel Syndrome
- Seeking Cures
- Taking Action
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: DHM Magazines, Gastroparesis, GER, GERD, short bowel syndrome, Working with your healthcare provider
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