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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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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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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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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 symptoms and signs of sucrose malabsorption? What are treatment options?

What are symptoms and signs of sucrose malabsorption? What are treatment options?

Cramps and diarrhea: Sucrose Malibu sorption is caused by a lack of sucrase isomaltase enzymes. Symptoms may include cramping diarrhea hypoglycemia. It is important to be on a sucrose free diet in order to avoid the symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have oral allergy syndrome and fructose malabsorption?

What can I eat if I have oral allergy syndrome and fructose malabsorption?

Avoid fruit: But you can eat meat, fish, fowl, starches, grains, dairy, eggs, all cooked vegetables, some raw vegetables, oils, spices. You'll want to avoid most fruit. ...Read more

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Positive ANA 1:80 speckeled, p.O.T.S syndrome, fat malabsorption, would this link to scelerderma, i cannot think of any other issue, :-( that connects?

Positive ANA 1:80 speckeled, p.O.T.S syndrome, fat malabsorption, would this link to scelerderma, i cannot think of any other issue, :-( that connects?

I doubt it: In the absence of raynaud's / skin changes prior to malabsorption, i'd be surprised if this was scleroderma. ANA especially at low-titer 1:80 very likely means nothing. Other causes of malabsorption are fairly common & can be worked up. Mild orthostatic tachycardia is probably more common than we think. I appreciate your research but i'd keep looking for answers & staying optimistic. ...Read more

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Ppl arnt understanding my ? I had ANA 1:80 speckeld esr29fat malabsorption unknown cause , pots syndrome is this a indication sclerederma no skin issues, no reynards phenominum. All started post pregn

Positive ANA: Positive ANA is sometimes found in young females. It is a non specific marker. Only some patients with positive ANA have lupus. More specific tests are needed to confirm that such as double standed anti dna test and lupus panel. Sed rate also helps to determine if there is active inflammation. 1:80 id only slightly elevated the test just needs to be repeated in 2 to 3 months. Check with md. ...Read more

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What would be the approx life span for someone that has intestinal malabsorption due to subtotal colectomy, Ileostomy placement, short bowel syndrome?

What would be the approx life span for someone that has intestinal malabsorption due to subtotal colectomy, Ileostomy placement, short bowel syndrome?

Maybe long: The colectomy and ileostomy will not typically shorten life expectancy. Short bowel syndrome may shorten life span, but it depends on severity. There are a few centers in the US that perform bowel lengthening procedures and small bowel transplant. Ask you surgeon about the severity of the short bowel, and think about support groups for ileostomy help. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation. ? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation. ? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Spondyloarthropathy: Sero negative spondyloarthropathy is a possibity. Shares many features symptomatically with as, but without hla-b27 positive. If your back pain is associated with sacroiliac pain (buttock pain to back of thigh, maybe groin, but not past knee) then it would be suspect. This is one if those cases where specialist eval would help. Rheumatology is best suited for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can small cell lung cancer cause malabsorption through zolinger Ellison syndrome. Would this be a presenting sign of sclc before it shows on ct scan?

Can small cell lung cancer cause malabsorption through zolinger Ellison syndrome. Would this be a presenting sign of sclc before it shows on ct scan?

Uncommon: Most Zollinger-Ellison / gastrinoma are from islet cell tumors of the foregut. Oat cell carcinoma can produce other paraneoplastic syndromes, famously the anti-nerve cell ones, before being visible on chest ray, but it announces itself fast enough. And what are you going to without a localized tumor? Take out both lungs? Look for some other cause for any suggestive symptoms. Good question Gill. ...Read more

Malabsorption (Definition)

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