Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dumping Syndrome Treatment

Treatment for dumping syndrome includes small, but frequent meals, plenty of fluids between meals, medications to control symptoms, and surgery.

Treatment for dumping syndrome includes:

  • Small, frequent meals
  • Drink plenty of fluids between meals.
    • Reduce the intake of liquids during meals.
  • Chew your food well
  • Lie down after eating
  • Diet changes:
    • Eat low carbohydrate foods
    • Reduce sugar intake
    • Increase fiber intake
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid acidic foods
    • Avoid fried foods
  • Take vitamins and minerals:
  • Medications for dumping syndrome:
  • Surgery for dumping syndrome:
    • Reconstruction of the pylorus

Dumping Syndrome Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of dumping syndrome.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • How should I change my diet?
    • Do I need to gain weight?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Dumping Syndrome Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat dumping syndrome:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dumping Syndrome References
  1. Bufler P, Ehringhaus C, Koletzko S. Dumping syndrome: a common problem following Nissen fundoplication in young children. Pediatr Surg Int. 2001 Jul;17(5-6):351-5. [1152716]
  2. Yamada M, Ohrui T, Asada M, Ishizawa K, Ebihara S, Arai H, Sasaki H. Acarbose attenuates hypoglycemia from dumping syndrome in an elderly man with gastrectomy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Feb;53(2):358-9. [15673372]
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