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A Dumping Syndrome Injury and Receiving Legal Help

A dumping syndrome injury can be the result of medical malpractice, a failure to treat or misdiagnosis. If this is how your dumping syndrome injury came about, you may need the advice and help of a personal injury attorney to recover monetary damages that are rightfully yours.

Your stomach is an elastic, muscular, pear-shaped bag that is situated crosswise underneath your diaphragm inside of your abdominal cavity. It is located between your intestines and your esophagus.

The food that you have eaten is received by your stomach from your esophagus. The food that you have eaten gets into your stomach through a muscular valve that is referred to as your lower esophageal sphincter.

Your stomach functions as an organ that digests the food you eat. Digestion is the process that consists of the chemical and mechanical break down of food into smaller parts so that it can be absorbed into your blood stream.

Gastric juices are what your stomach uses to break down the food that you eat when it enters your stomach from your esophagus. The food then proceeds through the other end of your stomach. It empties into your duodenum. Your duodenum is the first part of your small intestine.

What is Dumping syndrome?- It is a condition that occurs when food that has been ingested into your stomach empties too rapidly into your small intestine. When this takes place, this partially digested food brings too much fluid into your small intestine. This may result in several different signs and symptoms. It is a condition that can also result from a dumping syndrome injury.

Dumping syndrome is referred to in other ways. It is also known as gastric dumping syndrome and rapid gastric emptying.


Signs and Symptoms you might have Dumping Syndrome Injuries

The signs and symptoms that you experience with a dumping syndrome injury usually depend on when they take place. If your signs and symptoms begin as you are eating or shortly after you finish eating, you may experience:

  • Lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Belching, bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramping and pain
  • Palpitations, a rapid heart rate
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

If the signs and symptoms that you have begin from one to three hours after eating, you may experience:

  • Feelings of nervousness
  • Sweating
  • Shakiness
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue, weakness
  • Mental confusion
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness
  • A rapid heart rate, heart palpitations
  • Diarrhea

There is a possibility that you may experience both the early and late signs and symptoms of a dumping syndrome injury. The signs and symptoms that you have may be much more severe if you eat a meal that is high in sugar. This is especially true if the meal that you eat is high in sucrose (table sugar) or fructose (fruit sugar).

A dumping syndrome injury is using brought on by surgery on your stomach or the removal of your esophagus. The most common cause today is gastric bypass surgery for weight loss. However, a dumping syndrome injury can be the result of medical malpractice, a failure to treat or misdiagnosis.

If this is the reason why you have a dumping syndrome injury, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your injury. The wise thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and discuss your dumping syndrome injury with him or her.