About Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis Help


On this site you will find information to help you understand gastroparesis; what it is and how it is treated. You'll also find resources and help for managing daily living with gastroparesis.

Gastroparesis is characterized by symptoms where the stomach does not empty properly. No obstruction or blockage is evident.

Gastroparesis can occur in children and adults. Managing gastroparesis can be challenging to the person with the condition, to family members, and to health care providers.

While much remains to be learned about gastroparesis, patients benefit from prompt recognition, or diagnosis, of the disorder which allows the most effective treatments to begin.

Treatments for gastroparesis aim to manage symptoms over a long term. They include diet changes, medicines, or other therapies.

If you have gastroparesis, you are not alone. We invite you to browse these pages. Find out more . . .

Learn About Gastroparesis

What Causes Gastroparesis

Signs and Symptoms of Gastroparesis

Diagnosis and Tests for Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis Treatments

Living with Gastroparesis

Sharing Personal Stories


August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Raising awareness can help improve care for people affected. Find out more. Go »

Making Research Happen

Thanks to support from people like you, IFFGD has awarded three grants for gastroparesis research. Go »

You Can Take Action for Digestive Health

Support the Functional GI and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (HR 2311). Go »

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