(HealthDay News) -- Gastroparesis, commonly affecting people with diabetes, occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the stomach and intestines don't process food normally. As a result, the stomach takes too long to empty.
The American Diabetes Association says common symptoms of gastroparesis include:
- Feeling nauseous, or vomiting food that hasn't been digested.
- Feeling full very quickly.
- Losing weight.
- Bloating in the abdomen.
- Lack of appetite.
- Fluctuating blood glucose levels.
- Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn).
- Spasms of the stomach wall.
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