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Gastroparesis Makes Life Miserable for Former Healthcare Assistant

by Savitha.C.Muppala on  July 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
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Former healthcare assistant, Natalie Roux-Bean began to suffer stomach cramps in 2010, which only got worse day by day. Her visits to medical specialists led to confusing diagnoses - a stomach bug and anorexia.
 Gastroparesis Makes Life Miserable for Former Healthcare Assistant
Gastroparesis Makes Life Miserable for Former Healthcare Assistant

After further investigation, specialists diagnosed it to be a rare genetic condition, gastroparesis, which caused her stomach to paralyze. This meant that her stomach was unable to flush out the contents.

Doctors also noticed that she suffered a tissue disorder called Ideopahtic Ethers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic condition which may have triggered gastroparesis.

Unable to eat normal food on her own for the last two years, she is fed nutrients through a tube directly into her small intestine.

Unfortunately, Natalie is now a size zero and will never be able to enjoy the taste of food.



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