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Symptoms of fructose malabsorption?

Symptoms of fructose malabsorption?

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.

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Fructose (Definition)

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


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Why do you develop fructose malabsorption?

Why do you develop fructose malabsorption?

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.

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What is a good diet for someone with fructose malabsorption?

What is a good diet for someone with fructose malabsorption?

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.

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What are complications that arrise from having fructose malabsorption?

See below: Diarrhea, increased gas, cramping, alterations in gastrointestinal motility, changes in bacterial flora.

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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.

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How common is fructose malabsorption and what are the symptoms? Which foods should be avoided with it?

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.

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I have fructose malabsorption. What are some safe low fructose vegetables to eat? Please mention specific vegetables. Thank you so much

See below: Here's a whole list (with specifics) from the univ. Of virginia: http://uvahealth. Com/services/digestive-health/images-and-docs/low-fructose-diet.Pdf.

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If a person with fructose malabsorption continues eating offending foods what are the consequences? Are there any long-term/serious consequences?

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.

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Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Fructose problem: If you cannot absorb fructose, then the worse you can get is loose stools and a lot of gas.

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Is it possible develop fructose malabsorption without having sibo?

Is it possible develop fructose malabsorption without having sibo?

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.

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If I have fructose malabsorption does that mean I can't eat apples ever again?

Giving up apples: To answer your question in more than 400 characters, go to this website for more information: http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/foods-avoid-fructose-malabsorption-1465.Html.

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My sister has fructose malabsorption, any web sites that give good recipes or lists?

My sister has fructose malabsorption, any web sites that give good recipes or lists?

See below: I don't know of a definative website. A patient told me about this one though: http://readysetplan. Blogspot. Com/2012/07/fructose-malabsorption-diet.Html.

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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.

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Is kale okay for people with fructose malabsorption?

Yes...: If fructose is present in kale it will be miniscule amounts and will not exacerbate any symptoms of fructose intolerance. The benefits far outweight the risks. Good luck!

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An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible

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.

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How do I find out whether my 7 years old girl child has fructose intolerance or fruct. Malabsorption? (we don't have tests for both where I live.)

Unusual: Fructose intolerance is a rare disease and thus the odds are against your daughter having this condition. However if she has problem with fruits and fructose after ingestion, it will be the sign that she dose have this probleml.

Malabsorption (Definition)

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