What is SIBO? by Nancy Brown

By Nancy Brown, 09/2017 What is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where there is excessive bacteria in the small intestine. The bacteria interfere with digestion and absorption. Similar to Gastroparesis (GP), SIBO can cause gas and bloating, diarrhea or constipation or both, and pain. SIBO symptoms vary patient to patient. Studies … Continue reading What is SIBO? by Nancy Brown

Patient Headlight: Sarah Holloway – sharing her sight

During this awareness month, we'll continue sharing the stories of people who are having an impact on the community. We can't find all the heroes, but here's one, Sarah Holloway, who has learned a lot from her own struggles and the struggles of others. Sarah Holloway - Sharing her Sight by Jim Sliney Jr 8/25/17 Sarah … Continue reading Patient Headlight: Sarah Holloway – sharing her sight

Repost: from our friends at Mighty Well

Hi all, Jim Sliney Jr, your Newsletter Editor here. What follows is an excerpt from the blog of our friends over at Mighty-Well - sharing their experience at the OLEY Conference, 2017. Enjoy! At this year's Oley Conference, the Mighty Well team had the opportunity to connect with potential partners, who share a socially conscious mission to … Continue reading Repost: from our friends at Mighty Well

Prokinetics: What You Should Know – by Nancy Brown

Prokinetics: What You Should Know by Nancy Brown 5/25/17 Prokinetics are class of medications that enhance motility for those who suffer from Gastroparesis and other slow motility diseases.  They are prescribed to improve the nausea, vomiting and bloating symptoms that people with those diseases commonly suffer from. Prokinetics work by increasing movement of the stomach … Continue reading Prokinetics: What You Should Know – by Nancy Brown

IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY

In this guest post by writer and runner Samantha H Smith, we hear about loss - sadly, an ongoing problem in the gastroparesis community. Samantha has dealt with plenty of it, but she finds strength somehow. "It's Okay Not To Be Okay" - by Samantha Smith 05/15/17 I've been sitting here trying to write about loss … Continue reading IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY

Skateboarding my way to health

By Rita Griffin Skateboarding My Way to Health: Johnathan’s Journey with GP   Barbados, a Caribbean paradise that invites travelers to its magnificent beaches, is home to a courageous thirteen year-old boy, who is battling gastroparesis. His story is an inspirational and uplifting one, of how a young person can face difficult challenges with grace … Continue reading Skateboarding my way to health

G-POEM: non-invasive pyloroplasty

by Jim Sliney Jr For patients whose primary symptoms of gastroparesis are nausea and vomiting, and in whom other gastric procedures have failed, there is a hopeful procedure and a related study going on. G-POEM stands for Gastric per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy, which is a procedure using endoscopy (a camera attached to a tube that, in … Continue reading G-POEM: non-invasive pyloroplasty