In Chapter 18 of Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies it discusses Dumping Syndrome at length.
Here are the basics.
If you eat something high in sugar or fat this cause excess fluid to rush to that area of the small intestines, and it make you feel awful as dumping occurs.
Simple sugars are better tolerated than complex sugars
Dumping only happens to 30-40% of gastric bypass patients.
symptoms: lightheadedness, sweating, nausea, heat palpitations, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.
You feel horrible for about 20-60 minutes.
Some people describe it as feeling like you are having a panic attack or a heart attack as your heart feels like it is beating super fast!
Some people confuse dumping with foamies. They are different. Foamy's is usually when you eat too much or too fast and throw up foamy food mass. I even got foamy's when I drank protein drink with milk (now I use lactose free milk. It was the lactose that got me I no longer can digest lactose well!
I have had a couple experiences with dumping but I have had numerious experiences with foamy's! I do not like either. I would rather avoid both.
Chapter 18 in the book is good to re-read every once in a while as it talks about lots of side effects that can occur at any stage after weight loss surgery.
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135
| current weight: 176.0