Monday, August 22, 2011

Ninja for a cause

Do you have a cause? Because I do. I have a few that are very personal and important to me. Right now I am focusing on Gastroparesis awareness. Chances of getting Digestive Tract Paralysis is 1 in 25. 

Gastroparesis Overview
Gastric motility disorders are gastrointestinal conditions which affect the body's ability to digest food normally. A number of conditions fall into this category, including gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis literally means paralyzed stomach.  It is one of the most severe and complicated gastric motility disorders. It can be caused by a number of factors and is commonly seen in the diabetic population. Often the cause is unknown. It is more prominent among females than males. Approximately 5 million Americans, including children, suffer from gastroparesis. In some instances, it appears for a brief time and goes away on it's own or improves with treatment. Many cases are refractory and do not respond well to treatment.
Gastroparesis is complicated to treat and treatment options are limited. There are few medications available, mostly geared towards symptom control rather than dealing with the underlying problem. For this reason, they are often ineffective.
Additional treatment options include diet changes, certain surgical procedures, and in severe cases, nutritional support through feeding tubes or IV nutrition.

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Be aware

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