Gastroparesis Management Through Diet

Ashley Charlebois, RD, discusses gastroparesis diet management.

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Ashley Charlebois, RD, discusses gastroparesis diet management.
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Featuring Ashley Charlebois, CEP, RD, Registered Dietitian

Duration: 1 minute

If you suffer from gastroparesis, it is important to try and have small, frequent meals throughout the day to minimize your symptoms.

More serious cases of gastroparesis might mean that you cannot keep down any solid foods, and that would mean you would switch to a completely liquid-based diet. Eventually you would progress to puree foods, or a blenderized diet.

In this case, what you can do, you can either have, or a combination of nutritional supplements such as Boost and Ensure, and your own blenderized diet where you combine solids such as meat, vegetables, and fruits, different grain products like potatoes, pasta or rice, and puree that together with a liquid, either vegetable broth, or chicken broth, or any kind of vegetable juice. That way you still do get your nutrition.

Remember that it is important to get calories down, so that you don’t have any further weight loss. If you are experiencing problems, or you are having issues managing your gastroparesis, do visit your doctor or visit a local registered dietician for help with dietary management.

But eventually over time, if you get the uric acid low enough, you should be able to prevent episodes of acute gout and not need the medications like the anti-inflammatories and colchicines because the episodes don’t happen. So it’s important for individuals to recognize that medications have side effects.

Those side effects can be severe, and so one needs to realize that if they’re gonna start a medication, they need to discuss with their doctor and their pharmacist whether that medication is right for them.

Presenter: Ms. Ashley Charlebois, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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