Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine. In a healthy digestive system, strong muscular contractions move food from the stomach through the digestive tract. However, with gastroparesis, the stomach muscles work poorly (or not at all), thus preventing the stomach from emptying properly.
Gastroparesis is a serious medical condition that can interfere with digestion, cause nausea and vomiting, and cause problems with blood sugar levels and nutrition. Unfortunately, there is no cure for gastroparesis, but there are therapies that can help to improve symptoms and offer hope for a better quality of life.