Dumping Syndrome

Dumping Syndrome occurs when food passes quickly from the stomach into the small intestine. Causes:
  • Ingestion of concentrated sweets
  • Overeating
  • Consuming liquids with meals
There have been reports of symptoms after the ingestion of food high in salt and foods high in fat. The partially digested food in the small intestine draws water out of the blood vessels from the body into the small intestine, thereby causing the following symptoms about ½ hour after eating: nausea, faintness, fullness, cramping, weakness, sweating, rapid heart rate, and possibly diarrhea. Artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame/Equal ®, Saccharine/Sweet & Low ®, and Sucralose/Splenda ® are acceptable substitutes for sugar. The following foods and beverages should be avoided. Foods we recommend avoiding: Cakes Candy Canned/Frozen fruits in syrup Chocolate milk Cookies Dried Fruits Doughnuts Fruit Juice Honey Ice Cream Jams Jellies Kool Aid Lemonade Molasses Pies Popsicle Pudding Regular Jell-O Regular soft drinks Sherbert/Sorbet Snapple or fruit drinks Sugar coated cereal Sugar Gum Sugar iced tea Sweetened/fruited/frozen yogurt Syrups Table sugar


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