What is gastroparesis?

Also known as: delayed gastric emptying.

Gastroparesis occurs if the muscles and/or nerves of the stomach do not move food properly, causing the stomach to take too long to empty. As a result, food sits longer than usual in the stomach, producing symptoms.


Reviewed by: Shifra A Koyfman, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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