Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Factors that can make it difficult for your stomach to empty properly include:
- Abdominal or esophageal surgery
- Infection, usually a virus
- Certain medications that slow the rate of stomach emptying, such as narcotic pain medications
- Certain cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy
- Scleroderma (a connective tissue disease)
- Nervous system diseases, such as Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis
- Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)
Young and middle-aged women are most likely to develop idiopathic gastroparesis.
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