Stasis Syndrome

Below you will find more information about Stasis Syndrome from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Stasis Syndrome it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Stasis Syndrome and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Stasis Syndrome comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Stasis syndrome results when a portion of the small intestine has been cut off from the normal flow of food and digestive juices. It is sometimes called blind loop syndrome or stagnant loop syndrome.

Diagnosis

The patient undergoes an abdominal X-ray or an abdominal computerized tomography scan as well as tests for bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, for poor fat absorption, or for other factors causing the symptoms.

Treatment

The condition is treated by identifying the underlying problem such as surgical repair of a postoperative blind loop or stricture. If it is not reversed, treatment is focused on correcting nutritional deficiencies and eliminating bacterial overgrowth. Antibiotic therapy is effective for treating bacterial overgrowth.

Symptoms and Signs

Signs and symptoms and symptoms of the condition include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, fatty stools, bloating, diarrhea, unintentional weight loss, and an uncomfortable feeling of fullness after eating.

Causes

The bypassed portion of intestine or the blind loop does not allow the passage of food resulting in food fermentation that encourages bacterial growth. The condition may sometimes be a result of a gastric surgery, abnormalities in the operations and structure of small intestine, and other medical conditions such Crohn's disease and scleroderma and diabetes

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