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When to Seek Treatment

The first step in caring for patients with gastroparesis is confirming the proper diagnosis. The symptoms, while usually milder, can be related to a variety of ailments so it’s important to rule out other potential causes before beginning treatment.

Warning signs of gastroparesis include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting occurring several times a day
  • Nausea and/or vomiting episodes over 12 months or more
  • Weight loss over the past year
  • Excessive weight gain over the past year due to improper nutrition
  • Supplemental nutrition needed
  • Repeated hospitalizations
  • Inadequate relief of symptoms from medications
  • Diminished quality of life

Gastroparesis Symptom Tracker - Use this log to record the severity and frequency of gastroparesis symptoms.

Gastroparesis Symptom Diary - Track the number of hours you experience nausea and vomiting each day.

Schedule a consultation.

Call 606.780.5500 to request a consultation with St. Claire HealthCare's Gastric Motility Clinic to see if Enterra Therapy for gastroparesis is right for you. No referral needed.