This article outlines the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and ICD 10 CM code for Gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis ICD 10 Causes
Possible causes of gastroparesis ICD 10 are drugs such as opioid painkillers (such as morphine) and antidepressants; Parkinson’s disease, a condition in which parts of the brain are damaged over many years; scleroderma, a rare disease that causes thickening of the skin areas; problems with internal organs and blood vessels; and amyloidosis, a group of rare but serious diseases that cause deposits of abnormal proteins in tissues and organs throughout the body. In many cases, gastroparesis ICD 10 has no obvious cause. These cases are known as idiopathic gastroparesis ICD 10.
Gastroparesis ICD 10 Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of gastroparesis ICD 10 include:
- bloating in the abdomen
- abdominal pain
- feeling full after a few bites
- vomiting of undigested food that should have been eaten a few hours earlier
- acid reflux
- changes in blood sugar levels
- appetite loss
- weight loss
For many people, gastroparesis ICD 10 has no discernible signs or symptoms.
Gastroparesis ICD 10 Diagnosis
In order to diagnose diagnose ICD 10, the doctor will discuss the symptoms and medical history with the patient. He or she will also give the patient a physical exam and order certain blood tests, including blood sugar levels. Further tests that can be used to diagnose gastroparesis ICD 10 can be found here.
The technologist takes the patient into a room and gives the patient a meal that has been eaten and is marked with radioactive isotopes. After the patient has eaten the meal, a one-minute image of the stomach is taken. They are allowed to leave the ward but must return one, two or four hours later. After four hours, a solid gastric emptying study is performed to determine the time between eating a meal and moving the stomach.
SmartPill is a capsule containing a small electronic device. When the patient swallows it, the capsule moves through the digestive tract, sending information to the recipient the patient is carrying as food travels through the digestive tract.
Gastroparesis ICD 10 Treatment
Depending on the cause, gastroparesis ICD 10 can be chronic, which means that it can persist for a long time. The patient can take steps to manage or control it. Changed eating habits are one of the best ways to control gastroparesis ICD 10 symptoms.
The patient can try to eat six small meals a day instead of three large ones. This way the patient has less to eat and the stomach does not feel as full. Drink plenty of water and liquid, as well as low-fat broths, soups, juices and sports drinks. Get more liquid from low-residue foods such as applesauce or whole apples.
Avoid high-fat foods that slow digestion, and high-fiber foods that are difficult to digest. The doctor may send the patient to a nutritionist to help find foods that the patient like and can easily digest. Do not lie down for 2 hours after eating. Gravity helps digestion by preventing food acids from reaching the throat.
Gentle exercise, such as walking, can help the patient feel better. Metoclopramide (Regan) can help with stomach upset and vomiting. It causes the abdominal muscles to contract to move food. The doctor may give the patient another medication, including metoclopsramide, before the patient takes it or after eating. Side effects can include diarrhoea, drowsiness, anxiety and severe neurological disorders such as erythromycin: this medication causes stomach contractions to move food.
The doctor may need to give the patient a feeding tube or a jejunostomy tube. Side effects include diarrhoea and the growth of resistant bacteria, especially if taken for a long time. If the patient has diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels can save the patient from serious problems.
Instead, they put it in the abdomen or small intestine. In this way, they skip over the stomach and enter the bloodstream. Instead of feeding themselves, nutrients are put into a tube where they enter the small intestine.
Electrical stimulation uses electrodes attached to the stomach wall to trigger stomach contractions. The doctor injects botulinum toxin, like Botox, into the pylon, the flap between the stomach and small intestine. This relaxes the valve and keeps it open longer than if the stomach were empty.
Surgical procedures that cause gastroparesis ICD 10 in patients with obesity or diabetes are gastric bypass operations. The doctor creates a small pouch on the top of the stomach and attaches it to the bottom of the small intestine. In a procedure called oral pyloromyotomy (POP), the doctor uses an endoscope to cut the bladder (pylorous valve) so that the stomach can be empty more easily.
If the case is severe, the patient may need intravenous nutrition (parenteral nutrition), a nutrient that enters the bloodstream via a catheter in a vein in the chest. Doctors tend to use this for short periods of time.
ICD 10 CM Code For Gastroparesis
ICD 10 CM K31.84: Gastroparesis