Gastroparesis is when the stomach is not able to process the food content out at the usual rate of emptying

Gastroparesis is when the stomach is not able to process the food content out at the usual rate of emptying. There is no mechanical obstruction within the stomach or the small intestine. Some symptoms that correlates to gastroparesis is feeling full with only a small meal, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
With gastroparesis the motility of the stomach decreases. There are three categories of gastroparesis: idiopathic, diabetic, and postsurgical. Idiopathic is define as an unknown cause of a condition. ). According to Picco (2018), on average a healthy individual takes about six to eight hours for food to pass the stomach into the small intestine.