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what is the difference between malnutrition malabsorption

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience in Pathology
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience in Pediatrics
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Uremia is referred to high blood urea due to poor excretion from kidneys - called renal failure, and ammonemia is referred to high blood ammonia due t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Different Glands: "Para" means next to. Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Iron overload: Both are forms of iron overload disorders with different etiologies and pathophysiology. Hereditary hemochromatosis is caused by a gene mutation and i ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Hemochrom is Genetic: Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes too much iron in tissues. It can be treated by removing a little blood every week or so. Hem ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mechanical: Celiac disease is due to an immune response to food allergens, usually gluten in wheat products. Ibs is a neuro-mechanical problem due to an over-resp ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Totally different: Jaundice pertains to liver disease and porphyrias are disorders resulting from abnormalities in hemoglobin synthesis. Where did this question come fro ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andras Koser
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diarrhea for both: Cyclospora is an organism that can cause gastroenteritis, cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. If you have diarrhea that las ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Different problems: Hypothyroidism can be due to failure of the thyroid or failure of the pituitary. Failure of the pituitary (hypopituitarism) can lead to low levels of ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Skin chges vs growth: Myxedema refers to edema of the skin in face or extremities due to low or high thyroid hormone levels. Cretinism is severe stunning of growth due to v ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Merola
38 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Itis=inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of stomach lining and can be serious. Gastroenteritis is inflammation as well but usually due to a virus and self limiting, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmad
16 years experience in Endocrinology
High and low calcium: Hypoparathyroidisim has low calcium and low PTH (hormone that controls calcium). Hyperparathyroidis, has high calcium and either high or (abnormall ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Direct connection: Thyroid is the largest endocrine gland which directly controls the metabolism through secreting hormones thyroxine which gets converted to T3 (liothyr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Distinct Disorders: Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an irrational fear of gaining weight. Rumination syndrome is characterized by effortless regurgitatio ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid: Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid gland.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
30 years experience in Phlebology
Thyroid function: Hypothyroidism is related to burn out of the thyroid with low production of thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism is excess production of thyroid hormone. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Two different glands: Thyroid gland controls metabolism/energy burning rate. parathyroid (a gland INSIDE the thyroid) controls minerals like calcium. Surgery often accident ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Ketosis catabolism: catabolism is the breaking down of stuff you eat for your body makes. One result is ketosis. Good google question for more details.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Simmons
17 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Not much: Congenital hydrocephalus is usually caused by a blockage of CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) flow out of the brain (where it is produced) leading to excess f ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No direct one: Diabetes in and of itself doesn't cause any change in hemoglobin. There is, however, glycohemoglobin, or hemoglobin A1c that is a direct measure of on ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Very different: A hypersensitivity is generally what we call an allergic reaction. This is mostly to things you find in the environment, and most of the time is driv ... Read More
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