What is dumping?
on 12/23/12 2:53 am
This is probably going to sound stupid but what is dumping?
What causes it?
Height:5'1.5 RNY:11/30/11 HW:307 SW:234 CW:136 GW:140 (LOST 73 Lbs. PRE-OP)
on 12/23/12 3:41 am
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.
Technically, dumping only happens from too much sugar. Too much fat can make you sick, but dumping is a specific physiological reaction too much unprocessed sugar in the lower intestine (the intestine expects the sugar be partially processed by the part of the intestine that we have bypassed). Dumping involves racing heart, shakiness, flushing or sweating, nausea, and intestinal distress. Dumping MAY also cause diarrhea, but does not generally cause vomiting.
8 years out; 190 pounds lost!
“You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”
I don't get any symptoms immediately, which is why I sometimes have a piece of cake if I want it, but the next morning I get a horrible migraine so I really try to avoid sugar most of the time.
50 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
on 12/23/12 1:20 pm
I've had dumping syndrome and believe me you will know when you've had a bout of it. What I want to know I have lost 80 pounds since the surgery in march is that a good weight loss or not for that amount of time and I'm concerned that the weight loss has slowed down.