There is no cure, but the disorder usually can be treated effectively. However, in some cases, short bowel syndrome can lead to severe, disabling and life-threatening complications. Short bowel syndrome is most commonly associated with the surgical removal (resection) of half or more of the small intestine.
Also question is, what are the symptoms of short bowel syndrome?
What are the signs and symptoms of Short Bowel Syndrome?
- fatigue, or feeling tired.
- foul-smelling stool.
- too much gas.
Also to know, how do you get short bowel syndrome?
What causes short bowel syndrome?
- Crohn's disease.
- When part of the intestine folds over another part (intussusception)
- Small intestine injury from a blocked blood vessel.
- Small intestine injury from trauma.
- Cancer and damage from cancer treatment.
- Certain types of weight-loss surgery.
Is short bowel syndrome a disability?
According to Section 5.07, you will be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you have short bowel syndrome because of a surgical resection of more than one half of your small intestine and you are dependent on daily parenteral nutrition delivered by a central venous catheter.
What can I eat with short bowel syndrome?
High oxalate foods include: strawberries, spinach, rhubarb, chocolate, beets, tea, nuts, and wheat bran. Foods that may control diarrhea are also recommended. These include bananas, oatmeal, rice, tapioca, applesauce, yogurt, etc.