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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Lehr
53 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Intestinal inflamati: Many causes..Often inflammation auto-immune (ceiac), infectious (parasitic), funtional (short bowel syndrome) enzyme deficiency and possib ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many tthings: You need to see a gastroenterlogist.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Some infections...: ...Or sometimes the pancreas does not make enough of the enzyme lipase (as in cystic fibrosis).
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Fat malabsorption: It depends on the cause.You are given gluten free diet in celiac disease, lactose free diet in lactose intolerance.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on what: Milk can be malabsorbed if there is a lactose intolerance from insuffucient lactase to digest it (common). Gluten, if there is a gluten intolerance. V ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Weight loss: When you have a lot of loose stools and unexplained weight loss, then you should think about malabsorption. You may also find oily stool and undigeste ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
Malabsorption: Inadequate digestion of fat, carbohydrate and protein absorption. Sx are lbm, abdominal bloating , gas anemia and weight loss.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wording issue: If you have an illness that injures the absorptive surface of your gut,all foods will not be as well absorbed.This can be transient, as a gut virus or ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Why: first find out cause of fat malabsorption, then try to treat the cause
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unpredictable: Malabsorption can be mild or severe. Weight may not change if enough calories are absorbed or one could loose a pound a day or more if the malabsorpti ... Read More

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