Dumping syndrome is something that is usually associated with the RnY gastric bypass procedure. But did you know that you can dump even if you haven’t had any sort of weight loss surgery procedure?
Its called dumping syndrome not because it makes you go (although it often does), but because the stomach contents rapidly dump into the small intestine. Without a pyloric valve to regulate the speed of transit from food to intestine, RnY patients are far more likely to experience dumping syndrome than patients with other weight loss surgery procedures.
The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy works by food restriction via removal of the greater curvature of the stomach. There is no intestinal rerouting or anything like that.
Although I have my pyloric valve, I have experienced dumping syndrome. It isn’t something that happens often, and when it does, it is usually preceded by something that irritates my stomach like regurgitating or actual vomiting.
I experience classic dumping symptoms like abdominal pain, sweating, dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea.
I can minimize my risk for dumping syndrome by avoiding foods or situations that are likely to cause me to regurgitate or vomit. If you experience dumping syndrome, you may have completely different triggers than mine.
Dumping syndrome isn’t something pleasant to experience, but pay attention to your body and you may be able to avoid it.