gut failure

gut failure

A condition in which the intestinal tract cannot process enough food to maintain adequate nutrition. Permanent gut failure most commonly results from removal of too great a length of the small intestine or from Crohn's disease or local loss of blood supply. Other causes include failure of neurological control of intestinal motility and DIABETES. Life must be maintained by tube feeding (parenteral nutrition).
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As it became harder for him to use a gastric tube, the Disney fan and Jurassic World enthusiast was diagnosed with complete gut failure and a condition called intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
The creature was suffering from potential gut failure. Trinity pleaded guilty on February 12 to acharge of failing to take proper care of animalandwasfinedPS260atKilmarnock Sheriff Court.
Too many can cause teeth troubles, obesity and gut failure. Feed him lots of hay and a pelleted supplement (I recommend one called Burgess Excel Supa Rabbit nuggets, pounds 3.49 for 2kg).
Nurses Louise Patterson and Anthea Bryce-Smith were representing the Friends of Josh Foundation which helps the families of children suffering from severe gut failure.