The Truth About The Dumping Syndrome

There are several medical conditions that are considered to be unavoidable and compulsory for every individual. For instance, it is believed that every pregnant woman is ought to have melisma, however, it is not the case. A similar theory stands for dumping syndrome.  A huge proportion of the population believes that after having a weight loss surgery in India, it is compulsory to have dumping syndrome and this fear keep them away from considering this remedy of obesity.

But before knowing the truth, let’s understand in details, what dumping syndrome is and why is it considered as a fearful complication.

The dumping syndrome is the medical condition in which the duration of digestion reduces drastically and the partially digested food reaches to the colon. The ideal time of about digestion is 6 to 8 hours. In case, a patient is suffering from the complication of dumping syndrome, this time reduces up to merely 30 minutes and the person urgently needs to defecate as well. However, few people also complain that this duration is as little as 10 minutes.

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Needless to say, this condition is not fancied by any individual. However, it is not at all true that dumping syndrome is a compulsory complication for every patient going for weight loss surgery in India. Statistically, the chances of occurrence of dumping syndrome are about less than 10 percent, making only a small proportion of individual suffering from the same.

Now, let’s come to that patient who really does suffer from dumping syndrome. It might come as a surprise but approximately half of them don’t actually complain about the same. Why? Let’s decode that as well.

After the surgery, the size of either the stomach or the small intestine or both is reduced. This prevents the patient from accommodating excessive food like before the surgery. However, the psychology of the patient does not change overnight, and he might keep craving for food, either in larger proportion or of high-fat content. Having dumping syndrome actually help these people to cope-up with eating anxiety.

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If a patient experience discomfort shortly after eating fatty and oily food in large proportion, then he or she is more likely to keep these habits in check. Thus, it keeps them motivated to stick to the guidelines of the doctor and go for healthier food options. In a long run, it overall increases the effectiveness of the procedure.