The signs and symptoms of Short Bowel Syndrome?
The main symptom of short bowel syndrome is diarrhoea—loose, watery stools. Diarrhoea can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, and weight loss. Dehydration means the body lacks enough fluid and electrolytes—chemicals in salts, including sodium, potassium, and chloride—to work properly.
Malnutrition is a condition that develops when the body does not get the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function. Loose stools contain more fluid and electrolytes than solid stools. These problems can be severe and can be life threatening without proper treatment. People with short bowel syndrome are also more likely to develop food allergies and sensitivities, such as lactose intolerance or require a wheat, gluten and dairy free diet.
Signs and symptoms of Short Bowel Syndrome may include:
· Stomach bloating
· Stomach cramps
· Felling fatigue, or tire easily
· loose and foul-smelling stool
· Heartburn or reflux
· Gassy or passing a lot of wind
· Overall weakness and exhaustion