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Are there treatments for malabsorption syndrome?

Are there treatments for malabsorption syndrome?

Malabsorption: The answer is yes, depending on the cause of the malabsorption. If it is due to a ' short gut" post surgery it is more difficult to treat. If it is do to dietary or infectious causes, it can be treated. You should be seen by a gastroenterologist if this is a new onset especially. ...Read more

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Malabsorption Syndrome (Definition)

Malabsorption is the diminished absorption of dietary nutrients from the intestine. The primary symptom is diarrhea. There are multiple causes of diarrhea and a large number of causes of malaborption. For example, there is carbhohydrate, fat, Amino Acid and vitamin malabsorption. It is important to identify the cause so that treatment can be ...Read more


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Could ideopathic malabsorption syndrome be ibs? Everything else has tested negative.

Could ideopathic malabsorption syndrome be ibs? Everything else has tested negative.

IBS not malabsorptio: What is getting malabsorbed? Some things: lactose, common digestive problem due to decrease in enzyme that digests milk sugar into simpler sugars. Bacterial overgrowth of small bowel can cause diarrhea, cramps, etc, can be seen in ibs.Genl malabsorption is not seen with ibs; can be seen with parasites, inflammation, celiac sprue, pancreatic disease, other bowel problems. Tests?Idio=unknown cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: malabsorption syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: malabsorption syndrome?

Not absorbing well: Malabsorption is the diminished absorption of dietary nutrients from the intestine. The primary symptom is diarrhea. There are multiple causes of diarrhea and a large number of causes of malaborption. For example, there is carbhohydrate, fat, Amino Acid and vitamin malabsorption. It is important to identify the cause so that treatment can be initiated to prevent malnutrition. ...Read more

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Is it true that I have to take enzyme pills / medicine for malabsorption syndrome?

Is it true that I have to take enzyme pills / medicine for malabsorption syndrome?

It depends ...: On whether your inability to absorb nutrients is from low levels of digestive enzymes or from an imbalance of bacteria in your gut. Please see the ny times articles on bacteria - they might help. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/health/human-microbiome-project-decodes-our-100-trillion-good-bacteria.html?_r=1 (for starters). Also consider adding "bitters" before meals. ...Read more

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Frequency of injectable vitamin D3 6 lacs im who has malabsorption syndrome and vit D3 level 9 ng/ml ?

Frequency of injectable vitamin D3 6 lacs im who has malabsorption syndrome and vit D3 level 9 ng/ml ?

Need blood test: The dose of vit d3 needed varies from person to person and needs a repeat blood test to confirm what dose you may need. Since vit d3 is stored in fat, the frequency is not as important as the dose given. ...Read more

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What causes malabsorption syndrome in small cell lung cancer? Is it an early or late stage presentation of the disease?

Youkeep asking silly: These are silly questions that waste a doctors time. Without knowing your complete medical history(like do you have Small cell lung Cancer? And do you have malabsorption syndrome(a rare condition to begin with), how can we address any questions that you raise and then you go ahead and give them another twist or early/late stages etc. Please take all these questions to your Primary doctor to addres ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

None: There are no dependable alternative treatmens to my knowledge for sick sinus syndrome. However, everyone can benefit from good organic whole food vitamin/mineral supplementation, acid free; toxin free diet; check out my website for details: www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative treatments to fowlers syndrome (complete retention) other than SNS or urinary diversion? Dont want more surgery (got spc now)

Is there any alternative treatments to fowlers syndrome (complete retention) other than SNS or urinary diversion? Dont want more surgery (got spc now)

Here are some...: Do clean intermittent self-catheterilization (or CISC) is the most reasonable option after failing to response to conservative Rx with alpha-blocker & Kegel exercise, etc. and before undergoing invasive procedures as mentioned. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/ video goes faster and learns more than text chat does. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (siadh). Are there any alternative treatments?

I was just diagnosed with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (siadh). Are there any alternative treatments?

It depends: Siadh can be a serious condition requiring medical care from an appropriate specialist. It would be irresponsible of me to provide you with suggestions for this condition without having an opportunity to review your lab results. I would carefully follow the instructions of your physician. Some conditions can be helped by this forum on healthtap. Siadh is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. ...Read more

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Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

None really: Nothing other than surgery has proven to be effective for cataracts. Surgery is so highly successfuly that there is nothing to be worried about. Alternative supplements, maneuvers and medications are of no benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Yes, 3 : There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies. 1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid. 2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms. 3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

Malabsorption (Definition)

Inadequate digestion of fat, carbohydrate and protein absorption. Sx are lbm, abdominal bloating , gas ...Read more