MORE ABOUT SANDA’S CONDITION
Short bowel syndrome occurs in people who have had surgery to remove a portion of their small or large intestine. It’s a relatively rare disorder, affecting about three people per million around the world.
It can significantly affect a person’s quality of life, leaving them unable to absorb enough water and nutrients, leading to dehydration and malnutrition.
Patients often suffer from diarrhoea and weight loss. They can be in considerable abdominal pain and experience chronic fatigue. Although surgery can help, there’s no cure for short bowel syndrome and patients usually live around four years after diagnosis.