There can be later complications like dumping syndrome
[when food gets "dumped" directly from the stomach to the small intestine without being digested] and malnutrition.
is a condition where food moves from the stomach to the bowel too quickly.
My doctor says I have dumping syndrome
. What is it?
And the harms can be significant, including dumping syndrome
, hypoglycemia, and malabsorption--in addition to the potential for surgical complications and repeat surgery.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is performed worldwide with increasing frequency in morbidly obese patients.1 Reasons to prefer LSG over other bariatric procedures is its easy technique which does not need anastomosis; preserving of the pylorus; avoidance of complications associated with malabsorptive operations such as dumping syndrome
and diarrhea; and less need for trace elements and vitamin supplements.
* Post-surgery complications: These include bowel obstruction, dumping syndrome
that causes diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, the development of gallstones or hernias, low blood sugar, malnutrition, stomach perforations and ulcers.
A 67-year-old female underwent bilateral truncal vagotomy, cholecystectomy, Billroth-2 gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y procedure for pyloric stenosis twenty years ago due to early dumping syndrome
and sliding-type hiatal hernia.
Postoperative complications leading to malnutrition, such as delayed gastric emptying, anastomotic leak, and dumping syndrome
, may require enteral nutritional support, prolong hospital stay, and increase health care costs.
The patient will need to take a multivitamin and eat five to six small meals a day to prevent dumping syndrome
, a condition in which high-carbohydrate foods or liquids leave the stomach and enter the jejunum too quickly (Gagnon & Sheff, 2012).
"You can get dumping syndrome
, which can happen if you eat too much or the wrong thing but often you don't know what causes it - it makes some people sick and it used to cause me agony, but it's fairly rare that I get it now.
"The concentrated sugar and caloric content of juice can result in "Dumping Syndrome
" which includes diarrhea, rapid pulse, cold sweats, nausea and uncomfortable abdominal fullness," says Barrient.