How Long Before Gastroparesis Improves?

Discussion “[Gastroparesis] (GP) is a motor and sensory disorder of the stomach characterized by delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Symptoms classically include nausea, vomiting, early satiety, bloating, postprandial fullness, abdominal pain and weight loss….GP is often not recognized and thus can remain untreated in children.” In the adult population, the age adjusted prevalence of GP is 9.6 (for men) and 37.8 (for women) per 100,000. There is no specific prevalence data available for children. It appears from some data that GP identification is rising and some data suggests that this is not due to increased incidence but due to increased awareness of the problem and more accurate classification. In one study, girls presented later than boys (9 versus 6.7 years), vomiting and abdominal pain occurred in more than 50% of patients and the delayed stomach emptying was more often characterized as mild. The most common causes in this study were idiopathic (70%), drugs (18%) and post-surgical (12.5) and post-viral (5%). In another study post-viral GP accounted for 18% of cases. It is possible that the some of the idiopathic cases are actually post-viral, and some sources quote idiopathic and post-viral as the two most common causes of gastroparesis in children. Treatment often include dietary changes (such as decreasing dietary fat or consuming lactose-free diets, having small frequent meals) and medications and rarely surgery....
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