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How to Spend Good and Bad Days With Gastroparesis

How to Spend Good and Bad Days With Gastroparesis | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
A woman with gastroparesis lists the rules she lives by when deciding how to spend her "good" and "bad" days with illness.
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Best Diet For Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Emptying) | Care2

Best Diet For Gastroparesis (Delayed Gastric Emptying) | Care2 | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
What is the best diet for gastroparesis based on current knowledge and evidence? Check out this sample diet plan and some thoughts about the low FODMAP diet.
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Write Down the Middle: The Forest for the Trees: is there such a thing as too much support?

Write Down the Middle: The Forest for the Trees: is there such a thing as too much support? | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
A blog about living with chronic illness that tries to find the sweet spot between Pollyanna and rage.
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Ethicon’s BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG Meets New CDC Recommendation and Continues as the

Ethicon’s BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG Meets New CDC Recommendation and Continues as the | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
SOMERVILLE, N.J., Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon's BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG Meets New CDC Recommendation and Continues as the Standar
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Pack These Ostomy Tips And Advice When Traveling For The Holidays

Pack These Ostomy Tips And Advice When Traveling For The Holidays | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Whether traveling by car or plane, Hollister has these tips for ostomates on how to make your trip worry free.
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10 Tips for Feeling Comfortable with an Ostomy

10 Tips for Feeling Comfortable with an Ostomy | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
I remember the first time that things went wrong with my ostomy and I wondered to myself 'How am I ever going to feel comfortable with this? How am I ever going to be okay with this?' I've felt similarly when it comes to my IBD, when things didn't go the way they or myself…
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Gastroparesis, POTS, Colonic Inertia: Fighting Mystery Illnesses

Gastroparesis, POTS, Colonic Inertia: Fighting Mystery Illnesses | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Adele Espy, a woman with gastroparesis, POTS, and colonic inertia, describes the challenges of having symptoms that none of her diagnoses or medical tests can explain.
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Chest Pain After Eating: Causes and Natural Remedies

Chest Pain After Eating: Causes and Natural Remedies | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Suffering from chest pain during or after eating is not uncommon, unfortunately.Here we go over chest pain after eating, its causes, and natural remedies.
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Boxing 2018: Michael Valentin reveals colostomy bag after fight

Boxing 2018: Michael Valentin reveals colostomy bag after fight | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
AMERICAN boxing commentator Xavier Porter said it best: “That’s more than a role model. That’s a hero”.
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Intravenous immunoglobulin in drug and device refractory patients with the symptoms of gastroparesis—an open-label study - Ashat - 2017 - Neurogastroenterology & Motility - Wiley Online Library

Intravenous immunoglobulin in drug and device refractory patients with the symptoms of gastroparesis—an open-label study - Ashat - 2017 - Neurogastroenterology & Motility - Wiley Online Library | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Gastroparesis is a complex clinical entity; many aspects of which remain unknown. Although most patients have idiopathic, diabetic, or postsurgical gastroparesis, many are thought to have measurabl
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22 Photos That Show What Autoimmune Disease Really Looks Like

22 Photos That Show What Autoimmune Disease Really Looks Like | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
The Mighty community shares photos that show what autoimmune disease can look like.
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The Health Dangers of Malnutrition

The Health Dangers of Malnutrition | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
It makes the body unable to function properly; note that malnutrition can also be caused by high intake of a particular nutrient or type of food, or too low intake and it can be caused also by a poorly balanced intake of nutrients.
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Body Confidence With a Stoma

Body Confidence With a Stoma | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges new ostomates face after surgery is dealing with an altered body image that can affect your confidence.
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An Interview With 8th Grader Lillian Kaye VanHouten 03/20 by Digestive Motility Hope | Health Podcasts

An Interview With 8th Grader Lillian Kaye VanHouten 03/20 by Digestive Motility Hope | Health Podcasts | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Listen to a candid interview of Lillian Kaye VanHouten as we talk about what it's like being a daughter of a gastroparesis patient and advocate. The program promises to be enlightening and inspiring! Lillian Kaye VanHouten is the daughter of Melissa Adams VanHouten, a Gastroparesis patient and advocate. Lilly is an eighth-grade honors student at a Lutheran middle school who enjoys drawing, writing, singing, and acting, and who would like to pursue a career in the entertainment field and/or zookeeping (as she has a passion for animals, especially giraffes). She helps her mother cope with the sometimes-difficult world of chronic illness and advocates on her behalf whenever she can.
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Peristomal Skin Complications

Peristomal Skin Complications | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Peristomal skin complications (complications with skin around the stoma) are common among ostomates. We talk about characteristics and management.
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'I'm not giving up': Woman with paralysed stomach faces new battle

'I'm not giving up': Woman with paralysed stomach faces new battle | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Charmain, 36, is fed through a tube in her nose… and now she's been given devastating news
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Living with Gastroparesis | My Story

Sharing what it's like living with gastroparesis and how it has affected me. Some things that did not get in the video...Even though I can no longer eat
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The Ins and Outs of My Gastroparesis Diagnosis

The Ins and Outs of My Gastroparesis Diagnosis | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
A woman diagnosed with gastroparesis shares tips for coping with her chronic disease.
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The Challenges and Frustrations of Living With Gastroparesis

The Challenges and Frustrations of Living With Gastroparesis | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Brianna Primmer discusses what her life is like with idiopathic gastroparesis.
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Stomach spasms: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Stomach spasms: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Stomach spasms occur when muscles in the stomach or intestines contract. We look at 10 common causes of muscles spasms, as well as spasms during pregnancy.
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When intestinal transplant isn’t the only option

When intestinal transplant isn’t the only option | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Find out how a young girl with pseudo-obstruction was able to avoid an intestinal transplant.
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Bathing with an Ostomy

Bathing with an Ostomy | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
I have been quite shocked recently by the nurses in my hospital on the urology and colorectal ward's telling patients that you can NEVER have a bath with a stoma. While I was admitted I met an ostomate who had his stoma for 5 years and has never had a bat
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This Photoshoot Is How ‘Ostomy Mommy’ Emily Bane Stepped Out Of Her Comfort Zone

This Photoshoot Is How ‘Ostomy Mommy’ Emily Bane Stepped Out Of Her Comfort Zone | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Ostomy advocate, Emily Bane, teamed up with photographer Justin Nichols for a photoshoot showing her ostomy pouch to help raise awareness about this life-saving surgery.
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People with IBS Worry about FDA Crackdown on Imodium

People with IBS Worry about FDA Crackdown on Imodium | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
The FDA is considering restrictions on Imodium sales. For people with chronic diarrhea such as those with IBS, that is a daunting prospect.
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Haloperidol for Pain

Haloperidol for Pain | Gastroparesis & FGIMDs | Scoop.it
Are more opioids the answer when a chronic pain patient (on opioids) presents with acute pain? That's often what happens, but might not be the best next step. In this episode, Reuben Strayer presents the argument in favor of haloperidol for analgesia and why more opioids can do more harm than good.
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