2. The Effects of Blind Loop Syndrome

The small intestine is around 20 feet long, and a blind loop makes this organ shorter than average. The severity of the effects increases depending on the amount of intestine included in the blind loop. The greater the length of the blind loop, the greater the chance of serious bacterial overgrowth, toxin production, and intestinal stagnation. These increased levels of bacteria also prevent the body’s absorption of nutrients such as vitamin B12. Instead, the body passes them out of the system as waste products.

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