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The teenager who vomits 30 times a day

Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Lauren Mitchell

www.health24.comm 9/06/18

 

Caitlin White vomits nearly 30 times a day as a result of a rare and severe form of gastroparesis.

 

The 19-year-old, from Perth, Australia has suffered from the gastrointestinal disorder since she was 14.

 

The constant vomiting is due to a delay in the emptying of her stomach. As a result, White is unable to keep down the food she consumes and has to rely on daily nutrient infusions, which she receives from the hospital.

 

When she was first diagnosed she weighed 69kg, now five years later she weighs 38kg.

 

Click here to read more about Caitlin's story.

 


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