What can help?
Other things can cause similar symptoms, so your doctor or nurse will work out what is causing your symptoms, and the best treatment for you. Your doctor or nurse may give you medicines to help the stomach empty. They can also give you medicines to help your symptoms, such as anti-sickness medicines. Sometimes it may be possible to drain your stomach using a nasogastric tube.
You can help to manage your symptoms by eating small meals that are high in calories (energy) and easy to digest – speak to your dietitian about this. Drink small amounts of fluid regularly throughout the day and try to sit up after eating. If you feel up to it, try to move around after meals.