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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