Factors that can make it difficult for your stomach to empty properly include:

  • Diabetes
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Infection
  • Certain medications that slow the rate of stomach emptying, such as narcotic pain medications and antidepressants
  • Certain cancer treatments
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Scleroderma
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Hypothyroidism
Jan. 04, 2012