August is Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Gastroparesis is a disease in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. Symptoms include heartburn, nausea, vomiting and feeling full quickly when eating. Its etiology has many causes including diabetes, hypothyroidism and viruses. Sometimes it can be diagnosed by endoscopy. There are treatments that include medicine, diet and occasionally surgery.

If you think you might have gastroparesis, call your doctor to schedule an appointment.

Jeffrey Crespin, MD Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU MD, MBA, AGAF, FACP

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