WHY NO DUMPING SYNDROME WITH RNY GASTRIC BYPASS?
on 2/8/10 4:59 pm
Dumping is a reaction that occurs when some people with RNY eat large amounts of sugar. It triggers a release of insulin that causes unpleasant symptoms. But only about 30% of people dump after RNY. If you chose RNY because you wanted to dump, well, the odds were against you.
on 4/5/11 1:57 pm
and excersize not to lose weight(if they still need to as in the case of super morbidly obese) but just
to stay the same weight and NOT REGAIN
This is so hard
I had lapband in 2005
revision to RNY GASTRIC BYPASS IN 2009
lost 160lbs but still need to lose 90lbs and if I eat ANYTHING OVER 850 CALORIES per day I gain weight
which is ironic as before i had bariatric wl surgery I would have lost stones on this small amount of daily calorie intake.
I have approx 4stones of excess skin which I cant afford to have removed even though it has given me significant medical problems now
what a rollercoaster ride
WHO KNEW EH?
I don't exercise regularly either.
on 4/5/11 8:12 pm
~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!
on 2/8/10 5:14 pm
Hi All: I guess I asked my question in the wrong manner, lol. I understand what malabsorption does. But I chose the RNY Gastric Bypass so I would not be able to eat much sugar if any, or any food that is not good for me. I am concerned that sugar does not cause any symptom like naseau, etc. My surgery came with bad timing with another tragic stressor in life, and it really messed up my ability to diet properly. I lost 62 lbs. and so far have gained back all but 20 lbs. I am going to see my Surgeon for answers in a couple weeks, but any idea why no reaction to sugar???? No naseau, etc.
Unfortunately, it sounds like perhaps you were not aware of this, and were counting on the dumping as a sure thing.
Sorry to hear about the problems you are having, and about your regain. How's your restriction? Maybe just making some better choices (high protein, low carb) could help you lose some of that regain.
Even people who dump initially may not dump later on. So the first few months post op are for us to learn what to eat and what not to eat. And some of us who dump initially later experience reactive hypoglycemia even with moderate amount of carbs - not only on sugars. And when that happens - it is very easily to gain the weight and very difficult to lose any - even with proper nutrition. Not to mention potential very dangerous or even deadly hypoglycemic response when ever - after what ever. So - maybe it is a blessing that you do not dump ?
I know it is not easy - but try to follow the RNY rules - eat protein first then some veggies and carbs and stay away from sugars. Just because you do not dump does not give you an excuse to eat that stuff.
FYI: dumping is so unpleasant that its effect may last 2-4 days and make one really sick. Be careful what you wish for.
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"In this series, all 19 patients who had severe dumping syndrome had also regained a significant amount of weight. This appears to contradict the notion that dumping syndrome is a beneficial side effect of RYGBP as a behavior modification tool."
on 2/8/10 7:22 pm
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