Gastro Paresis (Delayed emptying of stomach) and LINE OF TREATMENT

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Registered: 11-25-2010
Gastro Paresis (Delayed emptying of stomach) and LINE OF TREATMENT
Fri, 08-09-2013 - 9:07am

GASTRO PARESIS and subsequent acid buildup will manifest following conditions:-->>

Constipation(1), sensitive stomach(2) (where intake of spicy food especially liquid curries, tea coffee causes further anxiety), (3)Functional dyspepsia (feeling of fullness even with small meals). (4) also you cannot eat heavy meals  at this stage. (5) depletion of alkaline reserves  causes further indigestion and result in delayed digestion & Acidosis. (6)  Acid buildup causes thinning of stomach lining/ mucosa which is symptom of leaky gut nd causes undigested food and acid released for digestion to go directly into blood thus causing  contamination of blood and subsequent acidosis.

Delayed emptying causes acid buildup resulting in nausea, dizziness, pain in abdomen, severe weight loss and indigestion. Also it causes Acid reflux in some people  if the valve at end of esophagus (neck) does not close properly.

THERE are 3 line of treatment that I came across and I will discuss all of these:-

The one and most practiced which is also a faulty line of treatment is generic program that included PPI class of drugs (e.g. NEXIUM, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, RAZO etc)/Motility class of drugs (e.g. REGLAN, Domperidone, Erythromycin) along with antacids to manage the issue. Please know that PPI class of drugs is used for SUPPRESSING ACID While PRO KINETIC Drugs are used to push the digested food through stomach (Motility) for EVERY MEAL you take. So long, that you continue to suppress acids using PPI, delayed emptying will continue to persist. Read DISCUSSION section of article here: “   “

Extract from From above url/link:

This study has shown that therapeutic doses of ranitidine, famotidine, and omeprazole, which suppress gastric acid secretion, affect both gastric motility and gastric emptying. All significantly delayed gastric emptying despite an increase in postprandial antral contractility as assessed using antral manometry, electrogastrography, and dynamic antral scintigraphy.

from above extract,When it is clearly established that PPI class of drugs cause and enhance further delayed emptying (Dysmotility) then why are these prescribed??

This line of treatment does not cure the problem but you just manage it on every day basis just like diabetes. As per Medical fraternity GASTRO PARESIS is non curable so they come out with line of treatment that eventually takes you to either G  Tube or Feeding tube or some type of surgeries as in long run because of side effects of PPI/Kinetic drugs the stomach slows down to such an extent that nothing can help it move further.

Being former gastro paresis and cured patient I know, that mechanism used by medical fraternity is faulty. I myself from 86 KG went on to become skinny and skeletal losing around 18 kgs because of gastro paresis and subsequent acid buildup causing acidosis; am now cured and back to being healthy and strong again just because I chose to follow different path which I will discuss later.

Thanks for reading

** By the way I am NOT a doctor but a former patient of gastro paresis who is just sharing his cure or possible better management of this
** Complex issue without any medicines but using only HERBS/ Right Food/ Supplements.


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Registered: 11-25-2010

Just picture this that You are  in the Year 1988 when PPI were not yet Born (Thank God!).
Those days; instead of ACID BLOCKERS , Acid Neutralizer like Gelucil or any other Good Antacid was used to  treat acidity issue that arose because of use of painkiller & antibiotics. The only difference here is that Acid  neutralization is done on frequent basis where as acid blockers were just taken once or twice a day.
In that case in previous example when the duration of prescription was over (step 4); you should be sitting  pretty and life just went on. Since Acid blockers were not used; there was NO ACID REBOUND and also  No Side effect of Delayed Emptying of stomach (Gastro paresis). 
In previous example I took you back to days when the problem was just ACIDITY, but because of prolonged use of acid blockers and pro kinetics now it has been  GRADUATED to more complex Gastro Paresis and Acidosis. Look at the number of loop's created.
1) PPI Loop (Remember that Hotel California song, You can Check Out but you can never leave!!)
2) Gastro Paresis LOOP which manifests more issues  (Acidosis,Constipation, functional dyspepsia, anemia  etc etc)
3) and then Once you have all those devices in your stomach & Neck (G Tube , Feeding tube ) then this is  another loop that is created.
The only way out is to break these loop's. But remember that your first loop is PPI Loop and  I am here on  this website since almost 4 months and most of you have not yet accepted the fact that why you are stuck  and what is not causing you to get cured when you guys are doing practically everything right , right from  eating food that suits you, providing external nutrition's (TPN) etc etc. You can never ever reach home by  driving one KM forward and then One KM Backward.

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Let us consider this example to understand how we are going to eat:


The water has reached its boiling point and now continues to simmer and boil. But as you increase the heat, you will see that it starts to boil with force and also spills out, as more and more heat is increased. Now in a scenario where the heat is increasing but at the same time we have to make sure that water does not spill out what you will do? Yes; you will add a small amount of cold water as you see increase in the heat. So, along with increasing the heat you will also continue to add cold water. This is a case where we stop the spilling of water by adding more and more cold water whenever the heat is increased. But a more desired scenario we need to achieve would be to add cold water and make sure that heat is at lowest level possible.

Similarly our Body heat(acidic state) is at highest level as of now. When we eat food the heat increases further because of acid released for digestion of food. The food just sits there waiting to be neutralized. So as we provide alkaline reserves with every meal we make sure that PH of digested food is brought to optimum level so that it can empty. That is why when you take that ACV (or Organic salts) before meal it helps neutralize the digested food and you do not feel acid reflux as food has now moved to next stage. ACV is an alkaline forming food.

But the more desired scenario we need to achieve is; by having food that do not cause much of acid release, food that are alkaline forming and can empty faster (by avoiding having food that take long to digest). Most of our food, Veg or Meat already has alkaline reserves in them but as we cook them strongly for long times or fry them the alkaline reserves are lost and hence the need to supply alkaline reserves externally along with every meal. That's why the need to cook the food quickly (less than 7-8 minutes with least oil) so that its light to stomach and has alkaline reserves which are not destroyed because of strong cooking or too much oil . Because of acute acid buildup all our alkaline reserves are depleted and hence what we do now is to make all efforts to increase alkaline reserves but at the same time make sure not to continue eating Acidic food lifestyle. Since our body stores alkaline reserves in the form of salts what better way but to provide the reserves through salt themselves to speed up boosting these reserves. And the added advantage is that these healthy salts (Himalayan pink salt, black salt, Sea salt, Rock salts all in ORGANIC form) are also capable of absorbing heat.

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Consider this example of role of COOLANT in a CAR. The job of coolant is to absorb the heat generate by the engine and transport it away, thus keeping the engine cool. Coolant, If left unchecked, the heat in the engine will build and reach a tipping point, after which the engine is liable to overheat and break down. This is why cooling systems are necessary.

Very similarly the ALKALINE RESERVES (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc) are required to neutralize excess heat or PH of digested food so that it can empty faster.  Have a look at alkaline reserves in ACV, Flax seeds, Raisins. Look at mineral sections as these are your alkaline reserves:-    (ACV)   (Raisins) (Flax seeds)

Since the digestion is impaired at present and stomach is not able to bring nutrients out of food, we soak the Raisins in water for 8-10 hours and when we drink this water and eat raisins;  helps restoring alkalinity of blood and also provides necessary Iron (This is same as TPN in medical terms).
This explanation, also breaks your myth of ACV being regarded as test for low stomach acid, as in fact ACV is alkaline forming and helps increase PH of food because of its alkaline forming properties. Look Guys, even if LOW STOMACH ACID problem exists in some cases, all OUR problems  at present are only  because of more acid and certainly not low acid so I would stop going in debates and getting confused on this aspect for now. But we will avoid ACV for others reasons and instead use Organic salts.