6. Certain Drugs And Medications
Antidepressants and progesterone has slow gastric emptying side effect but it could go away on its own once the medications are stopped. Similarly, narcotics, opioids and nicotine that targets the nervous system and cause mental clouding can also suppress the gastrointestinal tract and cause slower stomach functioning.
Cutting back on such medications and drugs if possible will revert the stomach’s normal emptying processes.
7. Autoimmune Disorder
This autoimmune disorder is characterized by hardening of the skin, the progressive stage of which affects the digestive system by causing damage in the stomach muscles and tissues. Symptoms include gastroesophageal reflux disease, bloating, indigestion, loss of appetite and delayed stomach emptying.
In order to remedy the digestive failure, eating soft boiled spinach everyday can be helpful. Garlic, turmeric, lemon and ginger are also useful home remedies for gastroparesis caused by scleroderma.
8. Eating Disorder
Unhealthy eating, skipping meals, extreme dieting and other eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia can delay stomach emptying. It is usually triggered by psychological and social factors, stress and hormonal imbalances. Improper eating habit can impair stomach ability and usually gives the feeling of satiety, bloating and regurgitation. It could develop into ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining that cause gastric emptying to be rather slow.
Proper diet routine and eating meal in increment throughout the day can give the digestive tract the necessary support to function properly. Chew food properly and load on low fiber foods such as rice, fish and tofu. Mustard seed oil when used in cooking can stimulate hunger and helps in proper functioning of the digestive tract.
9. Amyloid Protein
When amyloid protein builds up in the gastrointestinal tract, it can cause inflammation of the stomach that slows down muscle contractions, thus the food moves slower in the tract. It can give a feeling of fullness despite small meal, palpitations and sudden weight loss.
To keep the digestive organ healthy, eating lot of fruits and vegetables is useful. High fiber foods are also keys in improving bowel health and helps in proper functioning of the stomach.
10. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
Metabolic and endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism causes gastroparesis that prevents the body from absorbing medications because of the slow gastric emptying. Early satiety, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and heartburn are prevalent symptoms.
Ginger is the best home remedy against gastroparesis due to hypothyroidism in supplement with healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. Take 2 teaspoons of ginger in a cup of lukewarm water before every meal to stimulate the stomach and aid in faster stomach emptying activity.