Gastroparesis Symptoms

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Thu, 06/24/2010

Most common symptoms of gastroparesis are nausea, vomit, and early fullness of the stomach while eating food.\

Sign & symptoms of Gastroparesis

The most common symptoms of gastroparesis are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Early fullness while eating food

Vomiting usually occurs several hours after eaten when your stomach is still full of undigested food and even with normal stomach secretions. Sometimes, accumulated stomach enzymes and acids can cause vomiting even if you do not eat.

In addition to nausea, vomiting and premature fullness during eating, gastroparesis often has other symptoms:

  • Heartburns or gastro esophageal reflux (GER)
  • Upper abdomen pain
  • Poor absorption of food, thus feel most of the time weak and have some weight loss
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abnormal blood-glucose level, high and low
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach spasms

Eating solid foods, high-fiber foods, fatty foods, carbonation drinks increase these symptoms.
The symptoms of gastroparesis may be mild or severe, happen frequently or rarely depending on the person. Sometimes it is difficult for the physician to diagnose.