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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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?

Malabsorption syndro: Malabsorption is the body’s inability to absorb nutrients from the digestive system into the bloodstream. Normally the digestive process converts nutrients from the diet into small units that pass through the wall of the intestine and into the bloodstream, where they are carried to other cells in the body. If the intestinal wall is damaged, digested substances cannot pass through. ...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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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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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 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

Malabsorption (Definition)

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