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Short Bowel Syndrome & Malabsorption
09/25/2017
​Short bowel syndrome (SBS) occurs when a large portion of the small intestine and/or colon is removed. A shortened small bowel is a serious condition which makes it difficult to get the nutrition needed to grow because of malabsorption and intolerance of normal nutrition. Malabsorption can also be part of other allergic & gastrointestinal conditions. Neocate – easy to digest and absorb – can be part of the solution....
12/17/2011
...such as infant cereals or formulas. (Infant formulas are considered solids for FPIES purposes.) Although the most common FPIES triggers are cow milk (dairy) and soy, other solid foods can cause an FPIES reaction, even uncommon food allergens, such as rice, oat and barley. Reactions are frequently characterized by profuse vomiting and diarrhea. Upon removing the problem food(s), all FPIES symptoms subside. Tracy’s story: A typical reaction takes Evan about four days to recover from....
...When Zoe was just a week old she began extreme vomiting, and started having bloody diarrhea, gas pains and eczema. She was dehydrated, refused to eat and suffering from severe weight loss. “She was so sick we thought we were going to lose her at any moment,” says Amanda, Zoe’s mom. When Zoe was 3 weeks old, she was rushed to the emergency room for severe dehydration. From there she was admitted to the...
...tube-fed pumped breastmilk. Within just a few days, he began showing signs of dairy protein intolerance, including excess fussiness and gassiness just after eating, arching, vomiting, mucus in his stools and diarrhea. His mom eliminated dairy from her diet and that seemed to improve his condition some and he started gaining a little weight. After a couple weeks, Roland was weaned from the tube and sent home. Unfortunately, once at home, his symptoms continued to...
...Patient History: Liza and Scott were extremely worried when Luke, their three week-old son, developed a rash on is face and started experiencing severe diarrhea and bloody stool. “It was terrible seeing Luke so sick and in such pain. We knew he wasn’t gaining enough weight in those first weeks,” says Liza. “We look back on those days and wonder how we got through it.” Nutritional Management and Outcome: When Liza and Scott first...
...Patient History: From the night she was born, Natalie suffered from painful diarrhea, gas and projectile vomiting. Her mother Jill stayed up night after night with her miserable, crying baby. “We tried everything from the advice of our pediatrician but nothing seemed to work,” said Natalie’s mother Jill. The condition affected the entire family. Natalie couldn’t focus on play time because she hurt so much. And the constant crying upset Jill’s two older girls....
06/29/2010
...the body at once. Fortunately, this can be treated with the prescription drug epinephrine, which is available on-the-go in small auto-injectors. Common food allergy symptoms include: Skin rash or hives; Swelling of the tongue and throat; Breathing problems including asthma; Vomiting and/or diarrhea; and Abdominal pain and cramping. Currently, there are no medications that cure food allergies, so it is necessary for children and adults with food allergies to avoid allergenic foods. It is critical...
...Patient History: Riley was only a few days old when he started experiencing severe diarrhea and spitting up. His parents Michele and John switched him almost immediately from Good Start to soy formula since they had experienced similar symptoms with their two older daughters who had done well on the soy. Unfortunately Riley’s symptoms persisted and he developed a rash on his face. Doctors diagnosed him with reflux and “normal” infant facial rash. “My...
   
 
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