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Coeliac D trying to gain weight,there is fat malabsorption, is there any way to ameliorate this other than bile acid sequester? Thank you any tips ?

Coeliac D trying to gain weight,there is fat malabsorption, is there any way to ameliorate this other than bile acid sequester? Thank you any tips ?

Time: If you have truly avoided all gluten, the small intestine will eventually heal up and start absorbing the nutrients within a few months at the latest. Just give it time. If you still fail to gain weight after 3 months, check with your GI again to see if there may be something else causing your weight loss issue. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


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Fat malabsorption and malabsorption of vitamin d?

Fat malabsorption and malabsorption of vitamin d?

Vitamin D: Vitamins a, d, e and k are fat soluble. Vitamin d is largely photosynthesized by uv light. Fat malabsorption can contribute to vitamin d deficiency. Low vitamin d affects calcium absorption from the gut and kidney. ...Read more

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Would gastritis cause malabsorption of vitamins, such as D, B12?

Would gastritis cause malabsorption of vitamins, such as D, B12?

Gastritis: Certain forms of gastritis destroy cells that secrete intrinsic factor which is essential for absorption of vitamin B12. This can also alter th pH in the GI tract and influence other functions. Vit D is a fat soluble vitamin that is not dependent on the stomach for absorption. ...Read more

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How can I get malabsorption? Things or foods that cause it ? Thank you

Many issues: The functioning gut will absorb the foods it processes when it is healthy.Af you have injury to the gut, from disease (cystic fibrosis,crohn's) , surgical loss, food allergies, food intolerances, poor absorption will occur.Gluten sensitivity is a timely topic. No 40 red food dye & lactose intolerance, the list goes on.Some malabsorption is transient, like after diarrhea , some is long term. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a chronic malabsorption problem that goes undetected, because the malabsorption is mild?

Sure: In fact many malabsorption problems are not recognized until the storage has been exhausted ( vit B12 deficiency etc). Thus getting some routine blood work done periodically even in the absence of disease is not a bad idea. ...Read more

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Can IV vancomycin cause malabsorption issues in the body?

Can IV vancomycin cause malabsorption issues in the body?

IV vancomycin: Can cause C. Diff diarrhea, not malabsorption, which is ironically treated with the oral form! ...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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Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Had hernia for 10 or mores years having symptoms of malabsorption is this serious?

Had hernia for 10 or mores years having symptoms of malabsorption is this serious?

Unrelated/can't say: Malabsorption can be bad enough to eventually kill you through malnutrition. I hernia can strangulates and burst leading to death. I can't put the two together as causing each other but they are worth attending to. Robotic surgery can be done as an outpatient on many hernias and have you back at work within a few days. Malabsorption takes a while to identify & fix the cause or causes. ...Read more

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Is pellagra a kind of malnutrition?

Pellagra: In a way it is. It is a disease caused by a lack of niacin which is a B-complex vitamin. ...Read more

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Can dysphagia lead to a malnutrition?

Can dysphagia lead to a malnutrition?

Yes: Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing and this difficuly could lead to not wanting to eat in a healthy, sustaining way. Get the problem fixed. ...Read more

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Do famines always cause malnutrition?

Do famines always cause malnutrition?

Famines: do cause malnutrition because we do not have the food necessary for proper nutrition. Some nutrients are made by the body and others need to be ingested. The body will adapt to the new situation for a while but eventually famine will take over causing health problems. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why could malnutrition cause anovulation?

Stress response: Malnutrition, whether due to famine, intestinal disease, anorexia nervosa, or extreme dieting, is physically stressful to the body, and results in high levels of cortisol. High cortisol levels suppress the pituitary hormones that trigger ovulation. This is beneficial in the long run because it lowers birth rates in times of famine, and reduces the number of deaths from starvation. ...Read more

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Can you have malabsorption with weight loss?

Can you have malabsorption with weight loss?

Yes: Rapid weight loss (intentional or unintentional) due to any reason, including dieting and gastric-bypass surgery (bariatric surgery) of any kind may lead to mal-absorption syndrome. In particular for dietary vitamins and trace elements, as well as essential fatty acids. Thus, working closely with a healthcare professional who is aware of such is impotent in preventing nutritional abnormalities. ...Read more

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Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Yes: Your body will postpone reproductive function in both men and women with severe malnutrition. Best example of that is girls with anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more


Malabsorption (Definition)

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