Most of you know what dumping syndrome is – maybe you’ve even experienced it. You probably also know what types of foods typically cause it. We will touch on both of those here.
However, what I’d like to focus on is the importance of proper nutrition and behavior change. The two of these things not only prevent dumping syndrome but create life-long habits that lead to long-term weight loss success.
This complex syndrome induced by accelerated gastric emptying is termed dumping syndrome. Dumping syndrome is a great negative reinforcement to avoid the high-calorie, non-nutritious foods that typically cause it.
In my 8 years working as a bariatric dietitian, I’ve come to realize it doesn’t matter what surgery type you have – you can experience dumping syndrome whether you’ve had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or Biliary Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch.
The gastric sleeve procedure, or sleeve gastrectomy, is the ever-popular bariatric surgery in which the surgeon removes part of the stomach, creating a narrow pouch, or sleeve. This newly formed sleeve is significantly smaller and can hold far less food. It is often thought to be somewhat safer than gastric bypass surgery resulting in fewer […]
If you have had the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in the past and you have experienced severe complications or not met your weight loss goals…. Then you might be wondering if there are other options out there for you! This article is going to go in depth about the idea of having a gastric sleeve […]
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