Other factors such as abdominal adhesions that are a result of scar tissue from surgeries, accidents ect. can also result in having an intestinal obstruction. Just as people have stents in their arteries resulting from plaque buildup and the hardening of the arteries because of reduced blood flow, the intestines work somewhat the same way. If the blood supply to the intestines is cut off then the intestines will die as a result. There needs to be intervention so that the intestines remain free and clear for not only food but for the supply of blood also. A procedure called an Enteroscopy, which inserts a tube into the mouth and to the upper gastrointestinal tract so that the small intestines can be examined. By doing so a physician can examine the villi on the surface of the small intestines. The villi is necessary because it is the villi that is responsible for the absorption of food and nutrients for digestion. If the Enteroscopy results are normal and the intestines are able to process and absorb food, and the intestinal obstruction is due to food build-up or scar tissue interfering with the intestines and preventing it from functioning properly, another recouse has to be considered. Enteral Stenting involves inserting a stent in the intestines by using an endoscope, so that it remains open and will not collapse or kink up due to food not being able to pass through. Once the stent is placed then a person should be able to eat healthy and have regular and normal bowel movements again without the constipation, pain and bloating. Since abdominal scarring may need to be corrected, a procedure called lysis of abdominal adhesions can be performed. During a laparosopy, which is when a surgeon uses a tube with a camera to view an area in your body. The surgeon can locate where the adhesions are that are blocking your intestines and remove them by burning or laser them off by a process called Adhesiolysis. The stent placed in the intestines can be removed if it is found that the abdominal scarring was the cause of the intestinal obstruction. Otherwise, if the intestines is subjected to a kink structure after years of eating foods that it became difficult to digest then the stent should remain permanently.
After all of this and the bill from the hospital stay, you may want to drink something. I mean why not? You need to take your mind off of all of this and the fact that your insurance company just instituted what is known as a hospital stay diagnosis and procedure turnaround time. Which means that in uppity ass hospitals where physicians and surgeons alike are supposed to be on the cutting edge of medical excellence; problems like this should have a turnaround time of three to four days if there are no extreme complications. Since you stayed longer the insurance company will not pay unless the hospital can provide a necessity for such a long stay. Got small deductible? If not, then you will need that drink because you will be made responsible for the remainder of the cost. Since you don't want to return to the hospital again resulting from an intestinal infection from the food and bile not being removed immediately because the physicians were figuring out how to bankroll their luxuries. Because the waste stayed lodged in the villi(pardon the pun) of the intestines; you may want to drink things like algae,astragalus,turmeric, vitamin c and wheatgrass to remove harmful substances from your body as a result. This is a cheaper bill to pay instead of putting a months worth of gas into ambulance. And always check with your physician or herbalist to make sure that medications you are currently taking will not cause a reaction with the supplements.