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

Amitriptyline: A Sound Release

At first I was unaware that amitriptyline was used to treat depression. I could not understand how this could help with gastroparesis. After careful study, I learned that the drug works on the central nervous system to increase levels of certain chemicals in the brain.

The Domperidone Problem – The Goldwater Institute tells the story

Domperidone is a drug that has been used to treat patients with gastroparesis. It is not available by prescription in the United States, and while it was once able to be formulated in compounding pharmacies, that practice has been banned by the FDA. Domperidone is also available in many other countries, including Canada, but the FDA … Continue reading The Domperidone Problem – The Goldwater Institute tells the story

Malnutrition Awareness Week -ASPEN

Malnutrition Awareness Week TM Date: September 26 – 30, 2016 Website: Contact Information: (301) 587-6315, Join the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) September 26 – 30, 2016 for their fifth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week™. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and … Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week -ASPEN

Nominate G-PACT!

Let me share with you who the folks at WEGO Health are: "We are WEGO Health — a network of over 100,000 of the most influential members of the online health community. We are bloggers, tweeters, pinners, and leaders of Facebook pages — we are the empowered patients that drive the healthcare conversation online, across … Continue reading Nominate G-PACT!

We’re Partnering With The Mighty!

The Mighty Partnership with G-PACT We're thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. We will now have a growing home page on The Mighty and appear on many stories on the site. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives … Continue reading We’re Partnering With The Mighty!