What are the complications of gastroparesis?
Complications of gastroparesis can include:
Weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration
Chronic nausea and vomiting, or simply the loss of appetite, can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. If you vomit frequently, it can also lead to dehydration and electrolyte deficiencies.
Acid reflux complications
Gastroparesis causes abdominal distension, which makes it easier for stomach acid to escape out of the top of your stomach into your esophagus.
Blood sugar complications
Gastroparesis interrupts the regular, controlled flow of food through your digestive system.
Bezoar and gastric outlet obstruction
A bezoar is a compacted, hardened mass of food stuck in your stomach.