The nurse is caring for a patient who underwent a gastric bypass surgery. Knowing that this patient is at risk for dumping syndrome, the nurse assesses the patient for which of the following?

Diarrhea
Dizziness
Palpitations
Syncope

Explanation

• Dumping syndrome is when ingested foods bypass the stomach too quickly and enter the intestine undigested. This expands the duodenum too quickly and causes rapid water entry into the intestine as well as excessive insulin release from the pancreas

• Symptoms of dumping syndrome include dizziness, hypotension, syncope, sweating, tachycardia, palpitations, nausea, and diarrhea

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