Who has not experienced indigestion? It was next to impossible. But who ever heard the word ‘gastroparesis’?
It is a condition where a person experiences impaired digestive system, which is the slow movement of food in the gastrointestinal tract, slower than in normal conditions.
Normally, digestive muscles we always move to move food from the stomach into the intestines and eventually discarded. Because of the movement of food that can be processed from one stage to another stage.
However, in case of digestive disorders such as gastroparesis, the vagus nerve is damaged so that the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally. Then, why do we need to know about this gastroparesis?
It could be that you feel the symptoms of indigestion such as these: nausea, vomiting, early satiety or fullness too, abdominal pain, bloating, no appetite, reflux (acid reflux into the esophagus so that the back pass), and abdominal cramps.
It could be, it is a symptom of indigestion gastroparesis, and you do not realize it. Some people who’ve experienced it sometimes thinks it just ‘cold’ or heartburn or stomach cramps normal.
However, if it turns out that it is a symptom of gastroparesis, so you can not just common gastrointestinal disorder, but it could indicate a more complex disease. What is it?
One cause of gastroparesis is diabetes. Yes, high blood sugar levels can affect chemical changes in nerves. In fact, diabetes is the most common cause of this digestive disorder.
Higher a person’s blood sugar levels over a prolonged period can damage a person’s nervous system and lead to the vagus indigestion gastroparesis. Another cause could be the anorexia and bulimia that cause direct damage to the vagus nerve.
Other diseases associated with connective tissue is scleroderma and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. And, the cause of which is associated with Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition.
Lifestyle or a certain treatment is also thought to be the reason someone is experiencing gastrointestinal disorders. For example, a person who underwent surgery digestive organs can be damaged due to the treatment vagus. Also, a heavy smoker may unknowingly gastric tissue damage.
Some patients with gastroparesis who went to the doctor will usually be given certain treatments such as diet, such as low fiber, and even in some cases may be avoidance of fats or other solid material.
In addition, patients were also given drugs that relieve symptoms gastroparesisnya, such as metoclopramide, cisapride, or domperidone. Sometimes also given a dose of insulin given as a medicine to control the main causes of indigestion this gastroparesis, which is high blood sugar levels.
Treatment that is no less favored is a natural herbal medicine. Doctor Andrew Weil M.D. said on its website that after discussing this with fellow professors, he concluded that ginger can really help speed up the process of gastric emptying.
The recommended dose is three times a day, which is equivalent to 1200 mg of ginger. It has even been published also in the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology May 2008 issue.
Another study conducted by the Department of preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Science, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, and has been published, has given relief conclusion, namely that which has been fermented Noni Juice can also be efficacious for hypoglycemic (lowering blood sugar levels in the body) and hepatoprotective (liver protection).
Given that high levels of blood sugar is the most common cause of gastroparesis, control blood sugar levels by Noni juice is a bright spot for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.