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How can I avoid dumping complaints after surgery?

Dumping complaints can occur if you eat too energy-rich, especially sugar or sweets (= fast sugars), whether or not in combination with fat. This leads to nausea, dizziness, lack of energy, sweating, accelerated heart rhythm, cramps, diarrhea, etc. 

Some patients cannot tolerate certain foods after surgery, others can continue to eat everything. You can always try out a food by starting with small portions.  

A number of points are important to prevent dumping: 

  • Eat slowly and chew well.  
  • Do not eat and drink at the same time. Food in the stomach expands, causing the stomach to ‘stretch’ again. Together with the moisture, the food then gets stuck in the stomach. This prevents the stomach from properly mixing food with all digestive juices. The food does not become small enough so that the intestines do not absorb and process the food (substances) properly.  
  • Dumping usually happens after eating sweet or fatty things, for example chocolate, whipped cream, milkshake, fries, … Try to eat this as little as possible. 
  • Eat small meals regularly (6 time a day) and eat as high in fiber as possible 

in the moveUP application you will be able to keep track of which products cause the most complaints. This gives you an idea of ​​which products you should avoid to prevent you for complaints.

Updated on October 19, 2020

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