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What is the difference between malnutrition malabsorption

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say: Since many other labs would list the low end of normal as low as 30 IU/L it is hard to comment on a single lab value without context. Low values are a... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Time: If you have truly avoided all gluten, the small intestine will eventually heal up and start absorbing the nutrients within a few months at the latest.... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
They go together: Many diseases of the small intestine can lead to fat malabsorption. Malabsorption of the fat soluble vitamins can occur with this (adek). Vitamin d ... Read More
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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Vitamin D: Vitamins a, d, e and k are fat soluble. Vitamin d is largely photosynthesized by uv light. Fat malabsorption can contribute to vitamin d deficiency.... Read More
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Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Fat malabsorption: If you have a problem absorbing fats, you will have a problem absorbing fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E, K. Conversely, if you take too much of these, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 40 years experience
Gastritis: Certain forms of gastritis destroy cells that secrete intrinsic factor which is essential for absorption of vitamin B12. This can also alter th pH in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Broad topic: Generally lactose intolerance is the commonest malabsorption disorder. Avoiding large amounts of one type of food decreases such risk, eg. Dairy group... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Sure: In fact many malabsorption problems are not recognized until the storage has been exhausted ( vit B12 deficiency etc). Thus getting some routine blo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Not absorbing well: Malabsorption is the diminished absorption of dietary nutrients from the intestine. The primary symptom is diarrhea. There are multiple causes of d... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Yes. Feed them. But will depend on the cause of severe malnutrition. Cancer, GI disease or what.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 58 years experience
Lipo: Yes, lipo is fastest.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Do not know one: I doubt there is an effective alternative medicine for malabsorption.
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