Eat­ing habits

Antelope Valley Press - - VALLEY LIFE - An­nie Lane

Dear An­nie: I am writ­ing in re­gard to “Con­cerned Mom,” whose daugh­ter suf­fers from dump­ing syn­drome. I am a re­tired pe­di­atric nurse, and many years ago I took care of a small child with dump­ing syn­drome. The way he was fed was by con­tin­u­ous gav­age (tube feed­ing). This avoided his stom­ach from ever be­ing too full. I’m not sure what Con­cerned Mom meant by “strict diet,” but per­haps her daugh­ter should try eat­ing small amounts ev­ery hour or two (if her life­style per­mits) to make it eas­ier for her stom­ach to digest as op­posed to di­gest­ing a full meal. I hope this helps.

— Re­tired Nurse

Dear Nurse: I al­ways love hear­ing from pro­fes­sion­als. Thank you for these pro­fes­sional tips.

Dear An­nie: Please let the mother know that her daugh­ter should be tested for gluten in­tol­er­ance. It’s a sim­ple blood test, and it could im­prove her life dra­mat­i­cally. I speak from ex­pe­ri­ence. I was tested a year ago af­ter a life­time — 50 years of ill­nesses. I’m a success story. This is a new con­cept that most doc­tors are not trained in: food al­ler­gies caus­ing in­flam­ma­tion and many other ill­nesses we’ve been suf­fer­ing with for life­times.

— Success Story

Dear Success Story:

Con­grat­u­la­tions on your success.

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