Gastroparesis treatment in Illinois
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What is gastroparesis?
Gastroparesis is a condition that affects your stomach. Your stomach’s motility (or movement of its muscles) is slowed down or doesn’t work at all when you have gastroparesis. This results in your stomach not emptying properly because your nerves and muscles aren’t functioning at their normal strength. To learn more about this condition and how it affects your gut health, schedule a consultation with our GI providers at GI Alliance of Illinois.
What are common symptoms of gastroparesis?
There are multiple symptoms associated with gastroparesis. Some of these include heartburn, feeling full quickly after eating, bloating, chronic abdominal pain, poor blood sugar control, and poor appetite associated with weight loss. Additional symptoms to consider include:
- Acid reflux
If you believe you have symptoms of gastroparesis, contact our team in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL, or Normal, IL. You can request an appointment with one of our GI providers today.
How is gastroparesis treated?
Gastroparesis is a long-lasting condition, meaning that treatment will only help you manage it. When you request an appointment with our GI team in Illinois we will work with you to determine which medications could be right for you.
A few of the medications that may be prescribed for this condition include: Reglan®: a medication that causes your stomach muscles to contract to help move food throughout the stomach, Erythromycin: an antibiotic that causes stomach contractions and antiemetics: medications that help to control any nausea you feel.
To learn more about how our GI providers approach treatment for this condition, request a consultation in our Illinois location today.
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