August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. In February 2015, Medivizor received a guest post by Melissa Adams VanHouten sharing her journey with this disorder. Since then, Medivizor has tried to bring light to this disorder. There are a few articles on gastroparesis in the Medivizor library. These include Diabetic gastroparesis: what treatment options are available?, Traditional Chinese medicine for diabetic gastroparesis, Does gender affect your chances of getting gastroparesis in type 2 diabetes? and Treatment options for diabetes-related neuropathy in the gut. Please check out these posts to learn more.
There are treatments of the symptoms but as yet there is no cure. According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, the funding for research from the NIH on this condition is at the same level it was 15 years ago. Although the prevalence of gastroparesis is 24 in 100,000 people, it may be under diagnosed as one author names it the gastroparesis iceberg.