People with SBS who rely on medical foods

Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), a type of intestinal failure, occurs when a significant portion of the intestine is absent. Most cases of SBS occur because a significant part of the intestine was surgically removed. Complications often include dehydration, malnutrition, electrolyte disturbances, vitamin deficiencies and poor growth; intravenous (TPN) and enteral therapy therefore need careful management to prevent these adverse outcomes

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act will provide key support for those Americans who rely on medical foods to survive and thrive.