As a part of our ongoing commitment to provide education to conditions and diseases that affect your health, the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta are proud to offer some recommendations that focus on treating Gastroparesis.
Since August is National Gastroparesis Awareness month, please review the following tips that can help you avoid or better manage this disorder.
Gastroparesis Prevention and Management
Eliminating particular types of food that are hard to digest is critical for preventing or managing Gastroparesis.
Specific dietary recommendations include:
- Consume celery, cucumbers, broccoli, and cauliflower sparingly.
- Remove all raw fruits and vegetables from your plate, especially those that contain fibrous skins since fiber has the potential to develop dense clusters of undigested food within your stomach.Instead, try to substitute with low-sodium frozen or canned versions that are packed with water.
- If you must eat fresh vegetables, try to steam them until they are soft enough to eat without having to chew thoroughly.
- Try to avoid red meats that are high in fat, such as steak or prime rib.Red meat tends to be digested very slowly and with much effort, which can cause Gastroparesis to develop within your stomach.
- Make sure to remove all of the skin from any chicken you cook. Instead of trying to consume three medium to large sized meals each day, try to consume smaller meals on a more frequent basis to help your body digest more thoroughly.
Speaking of allowing your body to absorb more efficiently, make sure to be aware of how quickly you chew your food.
Try to get into the habit of eating slower to help break down your food into smaller particles that are easier to absorb.
Whenever you consume food, make sure to drink as much water as possible.
Drinking water while you eat is an excellent way to help you feel full and avoid additional calories.
Listen To Your Body
The most important thing you can do to help prevent or manage Gastroparesis is to listen to your body.
Keep note of how your body reacts after you eat particular types of food. If you are going to consume a heavier meal that consists of some of the things we have recommended to avoid, just try not to overdo it.
If your stomach feels like it is full after 90 minutes has passed since you ate, try to spark your metabolism by going for a walk or consider removing all solids from your next meal.
Call AICA Atlanta For Help Treating Gastroparesis
Our Chiropractors can help you manage Gastroparesis by developing a comprehensive diet plan that aligns with the characteristics of your disorder.
We are located near Sandy Springs, just outside of Atlanta and are available 24/7 to schedule a consultation.
You can book your appointment by filling out our online submission form or by calling our Chiropractors at (404) 889-8828.