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Dysmotility and Diet

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Dysmotility: abnormal contractions of the bowel, which slows or impairs digestive emptying and may cause symptoms such as pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or vomiting.

Dysmotility can be caused by abnormalities of the muscles of the intestine (myopathy) or by abnormalities in the nerves in the intestine which control the muscles (neuropathy).

For children and adults with mitochondrial disease, dysmotility is common and can be due to muscle myopathy and/or autonomic nervous system dysfunction (dysautonomia).

What can you do about gastrointestinal dysmotility?

Join us Friday March 7th at noon eastern time (9 am Pacific) with Kristen Roberts MS, RD from Thrive RX for "Diet and Dysmotility" as we discuss:

·         A review of common symptoms associated with dysmotility and dysmotility diagnoses. 

·         Diet principles for GI Dysmotility and choosing appropriate foods and fluids

·         How diet can affect unpleasant GI symptoms and tips for minimizing those symptoms

About The Speaker: 

Kristen M. Roberts, MS, RD ThriveRx Clinical Specialist

  • Co-Author of iThrive ThriveRx’s web based nutritional education program for consumers with intestinal failure.
  • Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition with combined dietetic internship from Arizona State University
  • Worked for seven years as a clinical dietitian specializing in nutrition support, with a focus on intestinal failure (IF) and home parenteral nutrition (HPN)
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