Nutrition and Dietetics Specialist Özden Örkcü provided information and advice on Dumping syndrome and its types.

It is more common in those with stomach surgery

Özden Örkcü, who noted that dumping syndrome, which is defined as emptying the contents of the stomach to the first part of the small intestine faster than normal, is known as rapid gastric emptying, “People with dumping syndrome experience symptoms such as nausea and abdominal cramps. These symptoms occur because your small intestine cannot absorb nutrients from foods that are not properly digested in the stomach. “You are more likely to have dumping syndrome if you have certain types of stomach surgery, such as stomach bypass surgery.” said.

Premature dumping occurs 30 minutes after eating

Noting that there are two specific types of dumping syndrome, early and late dumping syndrome, Özden Örkcü noted that early dumping syndrome usually occurs within 30 minutes after finishing a meal, and listed the symptoms of early dumping syndrome as follows:

– Nausea
Vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal cramps
Feeling bloated
Cold sweats

Late dumping syndrome occurs after 2-3 hours

Özden Örkcü stated that late dumping syndrome occurs 2-3 hours after a meal and listed the symptoms of dumping syndrome as follows:

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Cold sweats
Fast or irregular heartbeat

Pay attention to these recommendations!

Stating that the symptoms of dumping syndrome can be alleviated with a few important changes in eating habits, Özden Örkcü gave the following recommendations:

Eat five to six small meals throughout the day instead of three large ones.
Avoid or limit sugary foods such as soda, sugar, and baked goods.
Eat more protein from foods like chicken, fish, peanut butter and tofu.
Get more fiber in your diet. Switch from simple carbohydrates like white bread and pasta to whole grains like oatmeal and whole wheat. You can also take fiber supplements. The extra fiber helps sugar and other carbohydrates to be absorbed more slowly in your gut.
– Do not drink liquids within 30 minutes before or after meals.
Chew your food completely before swallowing to facilitate digestion.

Attention should be paid to high-calorie foods

Emphasizing that bariatric surgery will not cause dumping syndrome in everyone, Özden Örkcü suggested that high-calorie and non-nutritious food options that do not help with weight loss should be avoided.

Özden Örkcü said, “Instead of consuming skim milk, banana and iced cereal for breakfast, you should consume 2 eggs and half a banana. Delicatessen turkey and carrot and celery sticks on whole wheat bread to be consumed at lunch are a more beneficial meal than peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white bread and french fries. For dinner, grilled chicken, half a sweet potato and steamed broccoli should be consumed. It should be preferred to consume protein bars, shakes or light yoghurt as snacks, and meals such as snack bar and dried fruit should be avoided. Water, sweetener and coffee and liquids such as zero sugar cream, diet cola should be preferred as beverages. He advised.

Bariatric diet can reduce symptoms

Noting that choosing a bariatric diet consisting of lean protein foods, whole grains and non-starchy vegetables can prevent and reduce the symptoms of dumping syndrome, Özden Örkcü listed his recommendations:

Increasing the amount of protein and fiber in your diet
Eat 5 to 6 small meals every day
Avoiding drinking liquids until the end of the meal
Avoiding simple sugars such as table sugar in food and beverages
Increase the thickness of food or drinks

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