Dumping syndrome occurs when the stomach empties food into the small bowel at a faster rate than normal. Another name for this is rapid gastric emptying and it develops for various reasons. Although dumping syndrome usually resolves on its own with simple dietary changes, some people require medical or surgical intervention. There are two types of dumping syndrome. Which type a person is diagnosed with depends on how soon after eating their symptoms occur.
A doctor may diagnose early dumping syndrome when symptoms occur within 30 minutes of eating or after the end of a meal. Specifically, the individual will experience symptoms after large amounts of food have moved quickly from the stomach to the duodenum followed by a rush of liquid from drinks, partially digested food, and gastric fluid.
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