Rehabilitation For Intestine Failure

The Henry Ford Intestine Transplant and Rehabilitation Program uses diet and medication, and surgery when necessary, to improve your quality of life. Our team of experts is experienced in treating complicated intestine failure through:

  • Nutritional counseling and dietary changes, emphasizing:
    • necessary nutrients
    • complex carbohydrates, low fiber, and restricted fat
    • small meals of dry foods with no fluid intake at least one hour after the meal
  • Intestine adaption to improve absorption of electrolytes, fluids and nutrients by promoting:
    • taller villi
    • deeper crypts
    • increased ileal diameter and length
  • Medication to manage complications, such as diarrhea, peptic ulcers, gallstones, kidney stones, D-lactic acidosis
  • State-of-the-art surgical procedures
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