When food (especially sugar) moves too quickly through the stomach, it is “dumped” into the small intestine. The body has a difficult time handling this rapid “dumping” and responds by adding a large amount of fluid to the small intestine. This fluid is the cause of patient dumping symptoms. "Early" dumping begins concurrently within 15 to 30 minutes from ingestion of a meal. Treatment includes changes in eating habits and medication. Patients need to eat several small meals a day that are low in carbohydrates, avoiding simple sugars, and should drink liquids between meals, not with them. People with severe cases take medicine such as octreotide and cholestyramine or proton pump inhibitors such as pantoprazole and omeprazole to slow their digestion.