August is Digest Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Courthouse Family Medicine would like to make everyone more aware of DTP or Gastroparesis.

DTP or Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach doesn’t empty food properly. It can be caused by damage to the Vagus nerve, which regulates the digestive system.

Some of the causes of this disease can be:

Some of the symptoms include: heartburn or GERD, nausea, vomiting undigested food, feeling full quickly when eating, abdominal bloating, poor appetite and weight loss, and poor blood sugar control.