Gastroparesis Awareness Month!

My beautiful friend Erin, blogger at A Chronic Spoonful, suffers from a horrible disease called Gastroparesis. August is Gastroparesis Awareness month & Erin has very clearly explained exactly what this disease is that she & many others relentlessly suffer from.
I’ll leave you to read Erin’s post.
Sam xx

A Chronic Spoonful

Today, the 1st of August, kicks off Gastroparesis Awareness Month!

What is Gastroparesis and why is it important that we have a month dedicated to its awareness and advocacy?

Gastroparesis (GP) is a condition that basically means “paralysed stomach”. People who have it have stomachs that don’t work properly. Instead of being able to squeeze, digest, and move food on, their stomachs aren’t functioning well so food just sits there. That causes a host of symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, GERD, feeling full very quickly, etc.

Those symptoms can lead to malnutrition and dehydration, so GP patients can end up in hospital needing fluids, or on feeding tubes, or TPN.

Sadly, some patients with severe GP do die from it.

We need to care about this disorder there are people, myself included, who suffer every day.

There are limited treatments.

Medications and Botox often fail and/or stop working…

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6 thoughts on “Gastroparesis Awareness Month!

  1. Thank you for helping spread awareness about this awful disease. I too suffer from this nasty disease. I’m fed through a feeding tube. I’ve had TPN and many, many hospitalizations for dehydration and malnutrition. Keeping your friend Erin in my thoughts and prayers. Once again, I cannot stress enough; THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT GASTROPARESIS! 🙂

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    1. You are so welcome. It is the least I could do. I’m so sorry you have this horrible disease & have needed a feeding tube. That is something my friend may need in the near future too. Much love & prayers xx

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      1. The feeding tube isn’t so bad once you get used to it. After all, it is my life line. I hope you’re friend can avoid getting one, but it’s not the worst that can happen. I’ll be sure to keep her in my prayers. Thank you for your kind words and prayers, as well. Take care. XX 🙂

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