How To Manage Gastroparesis Naturally?
A condition that affects the stomach muscles is called Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach muscles are unable to contract properly, causing the stomach to empty its contents more slowly.
It might happen because the nerves in the stomach that control the muscles may be weak. Symptoms of Gastroparesis include nausea, vomiting, feeling full quickly, abdominal pain and bloating, heartburn and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), and early satiety (feeling full soon after beginning to eat).
Patients experience digestive issues as a result of the impairment in stomach motility. Furthermore, malnourishment and dehydration may occur due to the delayed gastric emptying and poor nutrient absorption.
Ayurveda can provide a natural and alternative treatment option for Gastroparesis that can assist in symptom management. Ayurveda focuses on restoring balance to the doshas, which are three biological energies that govern all physical and mental processes in the body.
Gastroparesis is the poor breakdown of food in the stomach. Poor emptying of the stomach into the intestines is another consequence of the reduced activity of the gastric muscles. For Gastroparesis, people who take Ayurvedic natural remedies may be able to improve how the stomach works and avoid the symptoms that come from the stomach not emptying completely.
How do You know if You have Gastroparesis?
"Slow, heavy digestion" is a characteristic of Gastroparesis. The condition impairs the stomach's ability to digest food and affects the stomach's muscles. In this condition, the stomach is unable to empty itself normally of food.
Damage to the "vagus" nerve has been linked to Gastroparesis. This nerve regulates the digestive system and controls the stomach muscles by propelling food through the digestive tract through muscular contractions. The vagus nerve is very important for controlling the complicated digestion process. It causes the stomach muscles to contract, pushing the food into the small intestine.
In patients with Gastroparesis, the damaged vagus nerve prevents the stomach muscles from working properly and prevents the muscles from moving spontaneously (motility). In that capacity, the stomach is unable to void itself properly, and food remains in the stomach for a longer period of time rather than being processed after its normally expected development in the small digestive system, resulting in waste.
The damage to the vagus nerve that leads to Gastroparesis can be brought on by certain diseases like diabetes or a procedure involving the stomach or small intestine during surgery.
Many health issues, such as severe dehydration, hardening of undigested food that remains in the stomach, and frequent changes in blood sugar levels, can result from Gastroparesis. As a result, the disease may negatively affect a patient's quality of life.
Gastroparesis can happen to men and women, but women are more likely to get it than men.
What are the main causes of Gastroparesis?
The damaged vagus nerve is the most common cause of Gastroparesis. Notwithstanding this, the condition can arise for a few different reasons. These reasons might include the following:
- Diabetes that isn't under control
- Infections caused by viruses
- Gastric (abdominal) surgery that damages the vagus nerve
- Certain medications, including some antidepressants
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Rare conditions like amyloidosis and scleroderma
Symptoms of Gastroparesis
The most common symptoms of Gastroparesis are:
- Abdominal pain
- Vomiting unabsorbed food
- Feeling full after eating a few bites
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
Can Gastroparesis be cured?
By restoring balance to the doshas, Ayurveda may help strengthen and regulate the gastric muscles, which can help improve digestion, reduce digestive discomfort, and minimize the associated symptoms of Gastroparesis
According to the classic texts, the aggravation of one or more of the body's three doshas—Vata, Pitta, or Kapha—causes a "slow digestion" condition like Gastroparesis. Ayurvedic practitioners advise Gastroparesis patients to avoid foods that aggravate the associated dosha.
Patients with Gastroparesis should generally avoid cold, oily, heavy, toxic, sweet, and oily foods. In addition, patients with Gastroparesis should drink a lot of water and consume food that has been thoroughly cooked and pureed and easy to digest.
Also Read: 5 Quick Remedies to Get Rid Of Acidity and Gastric Distress.
Ayushakti Ayurved Can Help You Manage Gastroparesis Naturally
What is the best way to treat Gastroparesis?
"Acidotox" treatment combines specific Aama (toxins) & Pitta (heat) reducing diet plans with herbal remedies and detox treatments. The detox process in Acidotox expels the deep-rooted Pitta and toxins. Further rejuvenation process with herbal formulas like herbal remedies and
Ayushakti herbs- Pittashamak helps relieve inflammation from the food pipe's linings. Thus effectively reduces Acidity, redness, and discomfort in the stomach for the long term. As a result, you will experience significant relief from Gastroparesis.
Detox Therapy (Panchkarma)
Detox is the Ayurvedic cleansing process for body, mind, and emotions that helps you to create holistic health and well-being in your life. Digestive impurities such as mucus and metabolic toxins pile up in the veins, intestine, liver, and joints. They circulate throughout the entire body and block the system. The continuous buildup of these impurities can cause physical and mental disorders and disease. A detox helps to clean out toxins. Marma points help to remove blockages and improve circulation.
The type of detox will depend on the chronicity and severity of the problem.
- Smart detox
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It may include Ghrutpan, Virechan, and Basti.
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Ayushakti Ayurved “Acidotox” helps to strengthen and regulate the gastric muscles. The damaged vagus nerve is the most common cause of Gastroparesis. The condition can also be caused by certain diseases like diabetes or surgery involving the stomach or small intestine. Ayushakti Ayurveda prescribes herbal medicines and guidelines for a healthy lifestyle and diet to treat a condition effectively.
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Author of the Blog: DR Deepali SHASTRI
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd