Healthy Living: Stomach Paralysis

According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as five million Americans may suffer from gastroparesis, a stomach paralysis that makes it very difficult to digest food.

It affects people with diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and for one third of the patients the cause is unknown.

Michelle Dunaway shows us the treatment giving people back their lives in tonight’s Healthy Living.

Doctors use at least five different tests to diagnose gastroparesis and rule out conditions that may cause similar symptoms. 

People with the condition are encouraged to eat a modified diet that is low in sugar, fiber, dairy and wheat.

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