Dumping syndrome is a group of symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, or feeling light-headed or tired after a meal, that are caused by rapid gastric emptying. Rapid gastric emptying is a condition in which food moves too quickly from your stomach to your duodenum.
COMPLICATIONS OF DUMPING SYNDROME
Some people with severe dumping syndrome may avoid eating to prevent symptoms. This can lead to weight loss and malnutrition.
The symptoms of early and late dumping syndrome are different. Symptoms may vary from person to person.
EARLY DUMPING SYNDROME
Symptoms of early dumping syndrome occur within 30 minutes after you eat a meal. You may have digestive symptoms, such as:
LATE DUMPING SYNDROME
Symptoms of late dumping syndrome occur 1 to 3 hours after you eat a meal. The symptoms of late dumping syndrome are caused by low blood glucose, also called low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. Symptoms of late dumping syndrome may include:
Rapid gastric emptying, a condition in which food moves too quickly from your stomach to your duodenum, causes dumping syndrome.
Your digestive tract makes and releases hormones that control how your digestive system works. When food moves too quickly from your stomach to your duodenum, your digestive tract releases more hormones than normal. Fluid also moves from your blood stream into your small intestine. Experts think that the excess hormones and movement of fluid into your small intestine cause the symptoms of early dumping syndrome.
Experts also think that these excess hormones may cause your pancreas to produce too much insulin. Too much insulin can lead to low blood glucose 1 to 3 hours after a meal, causing the symptoms of late dumping syndrome.
CAUSES OF RAPID GASTRIC EMPTYING: The most common cause of rapid gastric emptying and dumping syndrome is surgery of the stomach or esophagus. Types of surgery that may lead to dumping syndrome include:
Rapid gastric emptying sometimes occurs in people who have not had stomach surgery. For example, rapid gastric emptying may occur in people who have recently developed diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, a condition in which the pancreas doesn’t make enough of certain enzymes, causing problems with digestion duodenal ulcers Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, In some cases, a person has rapid gastric emptying and dumping syndrome but the cause is unknown.
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR MANAGING DUMPING SYNDROME: -
Homoeopathic medicines address the root cause of disease. The familial medical history and the past history of the patients is also given importance as it helps to know about the genetic dispositions and miasm of the patient.
The Homoeopathic remedies include: