Sorry - just have to ask about dumping
I have often heard about dumping associated with bypass but sometimes people have referred to it with the sleeve. It doesn't sound pretty. But I would prefer to know what to expect if I should experience it. Anyone want to tackle my questions?
What is dumping exactly? Is there any warning? Does it come and go quickly? What triggered it for you? (or your friend - if you prefer)
"dumping" happens when sugar enters your blood stream too fast. This happens in bypass bc there is a whole bunch of intestines that are removed so that more sugar**** your small intestines and then into your blood stream. so basicaly, if you eat candy then bc it spends less time in your stomach and there is less intestine to "process" and break down the sugar, you get a huge amount of sugar into your system. I'm sure there are people who can explain that better but that's pretty much it in a nutshell. It wasn't supposed to happen to VSG patients, but it happened to me.
It doesn't happen as often, but basically I would start to feel really light-headed and clammy. and dizzy and really nauseous. eventually it passes but it's pretty unpleasant. Sometimes thisstill happens to me when I'm eating something high in carbs like pasta. I start to get sweaty but I don't get as dizzy anymore.
hope that was helpful
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations, sweating are all signs of hypoglycemia and dumping. Some folks will tell you vsg folks do not dump, they get hypoglycemia, but that does not explain why it happens sometimes with fats (not sugars). In particular VacationLover had the situation with avocado.
I have not ever dumped or had hypoglycemic symptoms. I do have blood sugars that speak to my insulin resistance not being healed/gone/cured though.