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Does Fructose Malabsorption Go Away
Lifelong: Lactose intolerance is something you will have for a long time. There are people who believe that using alot of milk can rebuild the deficiency enzymes but for most people this does not work. If mild, you can use lactaid pills. If more severe, avoiding dairy is better or limiting it to every four days is helpful. Try almond or coconut milk, try soy mini sandwich ice creams as alternatives. ...Read more
Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants (fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and honey). Fructose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Since 1970 high fructose corn syrup has been increasingly used in the food industry. Excess fructose consumption has been linked to Insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic ...Read more
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. It is a disease that can be controlled with medicine, or eliminated by surgically removing the colon. Between flares of inflammation, the patient generally feels well without impairment of activity or diet. ...Read more
Rarely: If the diagnosis is correct and you have crohn's disease, the symptoms will not go away without treatment. With treatment your response may vary as no 2 patients behave exactly the same. However, given the proper therapy, you should seeimprovement over a 2-3 week period. If not you may require more aggressive therapy and possible hospitalization/surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?
Could be dangerous: There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant (cancer). Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If a person has blood in his or her stool, it should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much of a weightloss will make polysistic ovarian syndrome go away. I'm 273, from 350.. I want this to go away!
Work with your dr.: When it comes to losing weight, a lot depends on your height weight medical conditions and other factors. So, your best bet is to speak with your doctor first, who knows about your polycystic ovary syndrome. Then they can instruct you what's the best approach. So you can lose your weight safely, and under medical supervision. Not every one body is the same. You may need to have yours custom tailored to your needs. ...Read more
Gastritis: Yes! if you take proper dietary precautions and treat the etiology for your symptoms. See a GI specialist. ...Read more
Symptom Manegement: While there is no cure for lactose intolerance, symptoms of the condition can be managed. Taking a lactase enzyme supplement before eating dairy products can help with lactose digestion. Decreasing/removing milk products from the diet improves symptoms as well, but it is important to find alternate sources of calcium and vitamin d, since they are nutrients essential for good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: In young healthy people the stress on the heart, brain and muscles can be tolerable. Older people develop af, osteoporosis, etc. We think the natural course of graves' is for it to resolve and lead to hypothyroidism - but this assumption is based on observations from the 19th century 'till before the early 1930s - when we began to interfere with the natural course of the disease by treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the cause?: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly, or if there is something extrinsic to the gut causing problems. Your answer comes from evaluation. ...Read more
New gluten free diet. Feel tired, dizzy, craving butter and dairy. Symptoms go away if I eat cookies or breads. When does gluten free withdrawal end?
Add healthy carb: Gluten free does not mean compete carb free but veggies and fruit - fresh produce and dairy as fermented products ( Yogurt , Kefir) , low fat cheese, Avocado, nuts. all these foods supply good energy and balanced carbs and protein. Nutrition needs balance. Gluten is not needed for sustenance. Check with your Doc. lab work and exam if there is any other disorder as diabetes, anemia, etc. ...Read more
No: G6pd deficiency is a genetic disorder that is passed down on the x chromosome. A person who has this diagnosis cannot get rid of it. However, the enzyme levels can fluctuate in people and certain illnesses, exposures, and stresses can make the symptoms of the disease appear when these enzyme levels drop low. So you may not have symptoms of the disease, even though you still have the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition. It may be severe in childhood and then improve dramatically in teen years, however many people who have eczema have periodic flares throughout their lives. Most people with eczema have dry skin. Keeping skin moisturized, removing fragrances, dyes, irritants from your environment, using mild cleansers will all help prevent flares. ...Read more
Gas,bloat, diarrhea: Fructose is a sugar that can be malabsorbed, just like lactose (milk sugar); bacteria in the gut will ferment the undigested sugar; fermentation products cause gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea-depending on the "dose" of fructose. Fructose is found in fruits, e.g. Pears, apples. High fructose corn syrup is not high fructose, but is compared to cs (all glucose). High fruct cs is similar to sucrose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fructose intolerance: Describes 2 possible conditions: hereditary fructose intolerance, a rare genetic disorder, is lack of an enzyme that breaks down fructose; it is serious and can lead to liver and kidney damage. Fructose malabsorption is difficulty digesting fructose and is less serious but can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Restricting dietary fructose can help. ...Read more
Simple choice: The patients with congenital or acquired fructose intolerance need only to avoid foods with this sugar in it. This is the sugar of all fruits and fruit juices. Sometimes a person with the problem can tolerate small amounts that may be contained in other foods without symptoms.Read labels of canned or processed foods to check for fructose content. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fructose malabsorption. What are some safe low fructose vegetables to eat? Please help me.
Most vegies OK : Of the common vegies, artichokes, asparigas and sugar snap peas are the ones with enough fructose to be avoided.Most vegies are ok. As long as you avoid most fruits you should do ok. Bananas, blueberries and strawberries may be tolerated to some degree.Depending on your level of sensitivity, a visit with a registered dietition may be worthwhile. ...Read more
How common is fructose malabsorption and what are the symptoms? Which foods should be avoided with it?
Be sure of diagosis: Malabsorption is complex and may reflect bacterial fermentation from sibo, small bowel inflammation or mucosal disease (lots of causes), GI transit issues, pancreatic enzyme activity and sufficiency, etc. A fructose re-trial on your part after sibo eradication may be worthwhile. ...Read more
If a person with fructose malabsorption continues eating offending foods what are the consequences? Are there any long-term/serious consequences?
Cramps,loose poo,gas: Different from some food issues, consumption of this material by those who do not digest it prfoduces limited side effects.Similar to eating saw dust, it will go through you, but it will feed gut bacteria that can digest it, creating gas and draw water along.You will cramp and have gas and loose poo.Most affected people learn how much of these materials they can eat without feeling too bad. ...Read more
FructoseMalabsoption: Is difficulty digesting fructose and can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Restricting dietary fructose can help. Sibo (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), chemotherapy or irradiation, excess dietary fructose, heredity (inherited or acquired abnormality of fructose transporting protein glut-5) may be causes. It may be correlated with depression. Best regards. ...Read more
Can sibo cause fructose malabsorption? Meaning, if the sibo is cured could it improve fructose malabsorption?
Maybe, but...: Malabsorption is complex and may reflect bacterial fermentation from sibo, small bowel inflammation or mucosal disease (lots of causes), GI transit issues, pancreatic enzyme activity and sufficiency, etc. A fructose re-trial on your part after sibo eradication may be worthwhile. ...Read more
An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible
Might help, not cure: Fructose malabsorption may be caused by deficiency of glut5 (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/glut5). I found a report of someone having relief taking the 1st 2 supps you mention (http://glutenfreesoyfree.Wordpress.Com/2012/03/05/potential-cure-for-fructose-malabsorption/) they said these heal cells that produce glut5. There's no research on this but it seems possible. However, on stopping it recurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer