Having read and know what Dumping Syndrome is, know about the treatment.
The natural approaches to treatment of dumping syndrome are;
1. Limit Simple Carbohydrates
It’s important for people with dumping syndrome to eliminate simple, rapidly absorbable carbohydrates from their diet in order to prevent late dumping symptoms like hypoglycemia.
Refined carbohydrates are forms of sugars and starches that don’t actually exist in nature. This means they don’t come from natural, whole foods. Instead they are processed, concentrated and purified in order to change the food’s taste, texture and shelf life.
Avoid eating baked goods, refined grains, wheat products, fruit juices, soda and foods made with table sugar. It’s also important to avoid eating packaged and processed foods that contain simple carbohydrates, added sugars and chemical additives that can disrupt the GI tract even further and make dumping symptoms worse.
2. Eat High-Fiber and Protein-Rich Foods
Eating complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber can help people with dumping syndrome. This is because they resist immediate breakdown and convert into sugar over time, as opposed to refined carbohydrates that have had their structure altered and enter the bloodstream like an injection of sugar. Complex carbohydrate foods that you can be consume regularly include root vegetables (like sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips and beets).
Eating protein foods is also important because they require more work for the body to digest than fast-acting refined carbohydrates. Eating clean, healthy sources of protein will also help to stabilize your blood sugar levels. They also provide helpful digestive enzymes and immune-boosting antibodies. The best sources of protein are grass-fed beef, lentils, wild fish, organic chicken, free-range eggs and protein powder made from bone broth.
3. Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to ensure that you’re consuming (and absorbing) enough nutrients throughout the day. Colorful fruits like apples, pears, mango, guava, pineapple and berries, and cruciferous vegetables (like arugula, bok choy, broccoli, kale and collard greens) are some of the best choices.
4. Eat Smaller Meals
People with dumping syndrome should reduce the amount of food consumed at each meal in order to minimize symptoms. That means eating about 5 to 6 smaller meals throughout the day instead of eating three larger meals. In addition to eating smaller meals, dumping syndrome patients should eat slowly, chew their food well and delay drinking fluids until at least 30 minutes after a meal. Even though you should wait until after a meal is finished to drink water, make sure you do it so that you don’t become dehydrated. Some people also find it helpful to lie down after eating, which may help to relieve symptoms.
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5. Limit Dairy
The lactose in dairy products may worsen dumping syndrome symptoms, so limiting dairy consumption may be helpful. If you eat dairy products, start by limiting these foods to see if symptoms improve. If you think that dairy may be causing symptoms to worsen, eliminate dairy foods completely. For people with lactose intolerance, goat milk may be easier to digest because it contains lower concentrations of lactose.
Pectin acts as a gelling and thickening agent that works as a stabilizer in food. It increases the viscosity of food, helping to delay gastric emptying.
A study published in Gastroenterology found that adding 14.5 grams of pectin to a 50-gram oral glucose load prevented hypoglycemic symptoms in patients who underwent gastric surgery and helped to maintain blood glucose levels above the control levels by 64 percent 90 minutes after eating.
7. Guar Gum
Guar gum is a powdered product that stabilizes, emulsifies and thickens the texture of food. Studies have found that taking guar gum with meals can increase the tolerance to foods that were previously not tolerated by patients with dumping syndrome.
In a study involving 11 patients who underwent gastric resection, guar gum added to normal meals, especially those rich in simple sugars, was helpful in relieving dumping syndrome symptoms.
Glucomannan has the highest viscosity and molecular weight when compared with other dietary fibers. When you put dry glucomannan powder in water, it swells and turns into a gel. In fact, dry glucomannan can absorb up to 50 times its weight in water. Glucomannan delays the stomach’s emptying process. This leads to more gradual sugar and lower blood sugar levels after meals. A study published in Gut found that small amounts of glucomannan may be beneficial to patients with late dumping syndrome symptoms. (
9. Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is an edible soluble fiber that is known as a bulking fiber because it expands when it’s congested, forming into a gel-like mass. Research shows that psyllium is safe, well-tolerated and improves glycemic control.
Psyllium is available in powder form. You can mix it with liquid before meals to help delay gastric emptying in people with dumping syndrome.
If you are experiencing dumping syndrome symptoms, talk to your doctor about managing the discomfort naturally by making dietary modifications and adding high-fiber powders or supplements to your meals.
These types of changes can usually control symptoms and will help you to stay well-nourished and hydrated.
If you are feeling dizzy, nauseous and weak for several hours at a time, speak to your doctor about possible food intolerances (like lactose) that can be making symptoms worse.
Source: Dr Axe