Dumping Syndrome (Postgastric Surgery Syndrome)
About Dumping Syndrome (Postgastric Surgery Syndrome)
Dumping syndrome occurs when food, especially , moves too fast from the to the —the first part of the —in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This condition is also called rapid emptying. Dumping syndrome has two forms, based on when symptoms occur:early dumping syndrome—occurs 10 to 30 minutes after a meal late dumping syndrome—occurs 2 to 3 hours after a meal
What is the GI tract?
The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus—the opening where stool leaves the body. The body digests food using the movement of muscles in the GI tract, along with the release of hormones and enzymes. The upper GI tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and small intestine. The esophagus carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach. The stomach slowly pumps the food and liquids into the intestine, which then absorbs needed nutrients. Two digestive organs, the liver and the pancreas, produce digestive juices that reach the small intestine through small tubes called ducts….