What is the treatment for short bowel syndrome?

Patients who require or who may be headed toward parenteral nutrition to manage their short bowel syndrome may benefit from the expertise offered by members of the Digestive Disease Center through either the Home Parenteral Nutrition Program or the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program.These integrated services make certain that dietary and medical therapy is optimized so that the absorptive function of the remaining bowel is used to its maximal extent. This permits some patients to minimize reliance on parenteral nutrition and in some cases discontinue this therapy.When parenteral nutrition is required on a permanent basis, these programs can make certain that all nutrient requirements are met with this therapy.

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