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C-Sections and Pain

Did you know that c-section is the most common surgery among women in the U.S.? According to data from the National Institutes of Health, one in four U.S. women give birth via c-section.               While a c-section generally ensures the safety of both mother and baby during delivery with […]

3 Ways Adhesions Cause Bowel Obstructions

An image of a women experiencing abdominal pain from SIBO which is caused by adhesions.

Adhesions form as the bodies first response to a trauma, surgery, infection, or inflammation. These adhesions are made up of strong, fibrous cross links that attach to the nearby tissues and organs of the damaged area. When the abdomen or bowel experiences a trauma, adhesions can begin to form in the bowels, causing bowel obstructions. These adhesions can cause bowel obstruction in three different ways.

Prior C-Section Can Cause Adhesions

Cesarean section delivery (C-section) is the most common surgery among women in the US. Unfortunately, this invasive surgical procedure requires a great deal of healing to occur. Adhesions are one of the bodies automatic responses to traumas such as a fall, a surgery, an infection, or an inflammation.