“Malnutrition is NOT a term I’d have expected to be used in regards to myself- surely that’s a term reserved for third world countries?
What is Gastroparesis?
What are the Symptoms of Gastroparesis?
* Severe stomach pain
* Weight loss
* Weight gain
* Hair loss
* Damage to teeth
And many more!
There are no cures and very few treatment options
One of the most devastating things for me was being told my disease was incurable and there isn’t much they can do as it is so rare. Sadly, this is something I will have to live with for the rest of my life. I survive off fortisip drinks and liquids as my stomach can’t tolerate solid food- oh what I would do to be able to eat a cheesy chip right now 😂
So, just because someone looks ‘healthy’ doesn’t mean to say they are!
I look ‘healthy’ at times, as do many others with Gastroparesis. Chances are, I look like a corpse under the makeup I have on! People often think GP is just a bit of a tummy bug; 99% of people I mention it to have never even heard of Gastroparesis! Hence why I wrote this (slightly messy) article- I want to raise awareness in the hope one day a cure can be found 💚