Gut problem: This woman vomits 70 times in a day, eats and drinks, reverses everything; Know what is this strange disease

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Leanne Willian, who lives in the city of Bolton, United Kingdom, suffers from a rare disease. Due to which she vomits 70 times a day. After 39-year-old Leanne was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2008, her life has completely changed since then. Let us tell you that gastroparesis is a disease in which the stomach is not able to empty naturally on its own.

In this the person experiences sickness, nausea and pain. Let us tell you that to deal with this problem, to stimulate the stomach of the woman, a gastric pacemaker was placed in her stomach. So let’s know what is gastroparesis and what are its causes and symptoms.

what is gastroparesis

Gastroparesis means partial paralysis. In this disease, the nerves of the stomach are paralyzed. It is a rare stomach condition, affecting one in 1 lakh people. In this disorder the muscles and nerves stop working, which slows down the digestion process and makes it difficult to empty the stomach.

Usually strong muscle contractions move food through the digestive tract, but when it is paralyzed, the food remains in the digestive tract, leading to nausea, vomiting and persistent abdominal pain.

due to gastroparesis

There is no exact cause for this, but it is believed that when the nerves of the stomach are affected by a variety of factors, the food moves very slowly. Experts believe that uncontrollable blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes are one of the reasons for the damage to the nervous system that affects digestion.

In addition, opioid pain relievers, antidepressants, and medicines for high blood pressure and allergy can also be responsible for slowing down the digestion process. In our body, the vagus nerve signals the contraction of the muscles in the stomach and pushes food from the small intestine into the colon. When a nerve is damaged, it cannot send signals. Only because of this food stays in your stomach for a long time, which is the reason for the problem.

Symptoms of Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis usually has similar symptoms to other stomach problems, which can sometimes confuse a person. The most common symptoms of this condition include vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, changes in blood sugar levels, loss of appetite, feeling full, and bloating.

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treatment of gastroparesis

Depending on the severity of your condition, the doctor may ask for surgery. If the problem is not serious, then only dietary changes can be suggested. People suffering from this condition are often advised to eat small meals at regular intervals, chew the food properly and eat well cooked food. If the condition is very severe, surgery may be needed. During surgery, a gastric pacemaker is fitted in the stomach, which reduces nausea and vomiting.

Who is at higher risk of gastroparesis

People with viral infections, Parkinson’s disease, autoimmune diseases, certain types of cancer, cystic fibrosis, and thyroid disorders have a higher risk of gastroparesis than others.

If you suspect you have gastroparesis, contact a doctor immediately. The doctor will do a thorough examination of you before diagnosing the condition. If you have gastroparesis, he or she will start your treatment based on your health needs.

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Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always contact your doctor for more details.


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