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Unraveling SIBO: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Conquering Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Introduction IBO: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a condition where an abnormal increase in bacteria occurs in the small intestine. This overgrowth disrupts the delicate balance of the digestive system, leading to various uncomfortable symptoms. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the nuances of SIBO, from its definition and symptoms to diagnostic techniques, causes, […]

A User-Friendly Guide to Transitioning from a Low-Fiber Diet to a More Normal Diet

When it comes to certain medical conditions, you might need to make adjustments to your diet. Conditions like Crohn’s Disease, Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO), acute diverticulitis, or bowel narrowing due to tumors or inflammatory diseases can necessitate a Low-Fiber Diet. You may also require this diet after bowel surgery or following treatments like radiation that […]

Your Guide to Managing Bowel Obstruction with Diet Changes

Introduction: Bowel obstruction is a condition that can seriously disrupt your daily life and even be life-threatening. It’s often caused by adhesions or internal scars that form in your small and large intestines. These adhesions act like glue, preventing your intestines from functioning properly. The good news is that making some dietary changes can be […]

Beware of the Gut-Wrecking Halloween Candy!

Introduction Halloween, the spookiest time of the year, is just around the corner. With it comes the tempting allure of candy, from colorful gummies to chocolate bars, and everything in between. While indulging in sweet treats is part of the fun, it’s essential to be mindful of the consequences, especially for your gut health. In […]

Unlocking the Mystery of Bowel Obstructions:

Signs, Causes, and Treatment Do you ever experience severe abdominal pain, bloating, or changes in bowel movements that just won’t go away? These symptoms could be warning signs of a bowel obstruction, a condition that can be both painful and potentially dangerous if left untreated. In this easy-to-read blog, we’ll delve into the world of […]

Bowel Obstruction: Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations

Small bowel obstruction is a potentially life-threatening condition. Even in relatively less serious cases, bowel obstruction can completely disrupt your daily life. Obstructions are caused by adhesions or internal scars that form in the small intestines (small bowel) and sometimes in the large intestines (colon). Adhesions form as the first step in healing from surgery, […]

At a Glance: Bowel Obstruction

What causes bowel obstruction? Adhesions (internal scars) form in the small intestines (small bowel) and sometimes in the large intestines (colon), preventing the body from processing food. What are the signs of a bowel obstruction? The first indication of a bowel obstruction is often pain, nausea or vomiting accompanied by difficulty or inability to pass […]

Break the Adhesion-Surgery Cycle

We received a question from one of our blog readers, and we thought it would be important to share the answer with all of our readers who may suffer or know someone who suffers from the pain and discomfort associated with bowel obstruction: Can surgery for bowel obstructions cause adhesions? I know adhesions cause bowel […]

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.