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Can short bowel people eat cashews?

Can short bowel people eat cashews?

Yes: Actually, according to this reference http://www.Medicine.Virginia.Edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/digestive-health/nutrition-support-team/patient-education/sbsdiet-_shortversion_12-21-11.Pdf it is a preferred protein choice. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What is short bowel syndrome?

What is short bowel syndrome?

Too Little Intestine: Certain medical conditions require emergency removal of a significant amount of the small intestine. We see this in infancy associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and in adults when the blood supply to the small intestine is cut-off. The small bowel is responsible for digesting nutrients within our diet; if a lot of the small intestine is missing, nutritional deficiencies occur. ...Read more

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What can you eat after a bowel obstruction?

What can you eat after a bowel obstruction?

It varies: With severity, extent, and cause, of obstruction. It is not possible to get any more specific. Ask your GI specialist or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What are the common complications in short-bowel syndrome?

What are the common complications in short-bowel syndrome?

Several: Short bowel can have a myriad of complications such as slow growth, malabsorption, diarrrhea, vomiting, infection, liver failure, and even death if the SBS is severe. There are procedures to correct it or improve it if the patients meets the right criteria. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: short bowel syndrome?

Insufficient bowel: Short bowel is the condition where too much intestine is removed resulting in insufficient ability to maintain nutrition. Conditions such as ischemia or crohn's disease can require large resections of bowel resulting in this condition. Often, patients require special medications to rehab their remaining bowel, peripheral nutrition, or even small bowel transplants. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more