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Stomach condition often misdiagnosed

Thursday, August 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Bonner County Daily Bee, 8/02/17

 

It’s Gastroparesis Awareness Month! If you just said, “What?” You’re not alone. Currently about 1.5 million Americans suffer from gastroparesis (gas-tro-par-EE-sus) which slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.

Gastroenterologist Michael Cline, DO, at the Cleveland Clinic says that primary care physicians, and even gastroenterologists, frequently overlook this underdiagnosed condition and that it is sometimes initially diagnosed as an ulcer, heartburn or an allergic reaction.

“In current data, up to 40 percent of people with acid reflux have some sort of delay in gastric emptying. So that’s a fairly large number when you look at the millions of Americans who have acid reflux,” Dr. Cline says.

 

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