Posted today at 10:09 am
Yes Dave, within 5 years of onset of Diabetes most Diabetics develop some degree of GP due to high levels of ADMA blocking Nitric Oxide Vasodialation. I repeat again, Gastroparesis is secodary to dyfunctional hemodynamics!
Interestingly DaryIK mentioned the use of Viagra (another Nitric Oxide promoter)for Diabetic Gastroparesis having some success. I read the study with some humor. L-Arginine supplement is actually more safe and affordable. Patriots stand erect!
Yesterday I uncovered a study that indicated that long term runners get serious cases of Ischemic Colitis. Apparently there is a natural shunting of blood flow to the exoskeletal muscles performing creating what they call a transient ischemia in the gut. Here is a cut:
"Case reports exist of marathon runners developing ischemic colitis following a marathon that resolved in most runners with supportive treatment."
Of course transient ischemia of the gut flows is increased by marathon (long term) efforts. More is not always better. Some is essential.
In addition your brilliant input on NSAID Nambumetone is a very important factor in your case that should not be dismisssed. All NSAIDS should be off limits for persons suffering gastroparesis symtoms as intestinal blood flows are reduced and inflamation increased. Good call Dave! NSAIDs are an ischemic factor that contributes to gastroparesis!! Aspirin, ibuprophen, ketoprophen etc. are no good for us. L-arginine on the other hand has the antiplatlet desireable blood thinning factor and is vasodialtor..a better natural amino acid choice than aspirin for GP sufferers since low blood flows make our condition worse!
There is a lot to learn Dave. Thanks
Edited April 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm