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Your Guide to Gastroparesis

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Updated September 18, 2008

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Living with Gastroparesis

Follow your doctor's treatment plan
It is important to follow your doctor's recommendations for diet, and take any medications that may be prescribed.

Eat 6 small meals instead of 3 big meals.
This keeps your stomach from getting too full, and reduce gastric pressure.

Avoid fatty foods and foods that are difficult to digest These include vegetable shortenings, crackers, candies, cookies, snack foods, fried foods, processed foods made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, chicken skin, butter, whole milk, legumes, lentils, and citrus fruits.

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Sources:
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

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