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Gastroparesis Awareness Month

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month.

The blog post continues below.

Many who have POTS and Long Covid also struggle with gastroparesis. It's a difficult illness to manage as there are few effective treatments.

Why does gastroparesis happen? In many cases, we don't know.

But normal gastric emptying requires coordinated interaction between the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nervous systems.

Thus, a disruption at any level has the potential to affect gastric emptying.

I've had gastroparesis since I was a child. I was constantly nauseous, tired and could never finish a meal.

As a result, I developed nutritional deficiencies, which negatively affected my mood, energy, and health. It might have also been the cause behind my SIBO.

Through a mix of lifestyle modifications, medications, and medical procedures, I finally have my gastroparesis under control.

It's been so surreal being able to finish a plate of food without feeling like I was going to throw up.

I used to always stop eating because I was nauseous, and now I have to stop eating because I'm full.

It might sound simple to many, but since that's all I've known when I was a kid, this has been a new lesson for me to learn.

Please feel free to share this graphic to help raise awareness about this condition.


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