Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rapid Gastric Emptying - Dumping Syndrome






Rapid Gastric Emptying
It is also referred to as the Dumping syndrome. This condition is a collection of symptoms which is most likely to happen if an individual had undergone a surgery to remove most if not all of the part of the stomach or a bypass surgery. The condition occurs when the contents of the stomach that has not been digested are dumped in the small intestine too quickly.

Causes:
The condition results from a stomach surgery like gastric bypass. It is also seen in people that has Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Symptoms and Signs:
ü  Early rapid gastric emptying happens during or after eating,
ü  Nausea,
ü  Vomiting,
ü  Bloating,
ü  Cramping,
ü  Diarrhoea,
ü  Dizziness,
ü  Fatigue,
ü  Late rapid gastric emptying happens after one to three hours after eating: Hypoglycaemia,
ü  Weakness,
ü  Sweating,
ü  Dizziness

Diagnosis:
The condition is diagnosed by basing the symptoms in people who went under surgery. Other tests are performed to rule out conditions that have the same symptoms.

Treatment:
Change in eating habits: eat different small meals a day that are low in carbohydrates and liquid intake between meals. In serious cases prescribed medicines are given and even surgery is performed.


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