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Topic: Food intolerance, Malabsorption

  1. Fact Sheet: Malabsorption

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    By: Nimish Vakil, MD, FACP, FACG; Carol Jorgensen-Vakil, MS, RD, CNSD, Registered Dietician

    The gastrointestinal tract and liver play key roles in the digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver may profoundly disturb normal nutrition. Malabsorption refers to decreased intestinal absorption of carbohydrate, protein, fat, minerals or vitamins. There are many symptoms associated with malabsorption. Weight loss, diarrhea, greasy stools (due to high fat content), abdominal bloating and gas are suggestive of malabsorption.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Lactose Intolerance: Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

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    By: Eli D. Ehrenpreis, MD; Benjamin Z. Ehrenpreis

    The term lactose intolerance refers to the development of gastrointestinal symptoms following the ingestion of milk or dairy products. Lactose intolerance is caused by a shortage of a digestive enzyme called lactase, which is produced within the lining of the small intestine, although not all people with lactase deficiency develop symptoms. Lactose intolerance is an extremely common disorder and may have a prevalence of up to 100% in some populations. The following brief review of lactose intolerance will provide a summary of the populations most affected, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Revised 2007.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Relationship of Diet to Functional GI Disorders

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    By: Raquel Croitoru, MD, FACG

    The symptoms of functional GI disorders, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation can by initiated or exacerbated by stress, hormones, drugs, and diet. Certain foods can induce symptoms that mimic certain functional GI disorders. Review of an individual's diet is important when dealing with functional GI symptoms.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Diet and Functional Bowel Disease

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    By: Kenneth W. Heaton, MD, FRCP

    The exact nature of the connection between what people eat and how their intestines behave is controversial, but there is certainly a connection. The effects of foods on the gut are reviewed.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Why Does Milk Bother Me?

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    By: Information Adapted from the National Diseases Information Clearinghouse NIH

    Lactose intolerance means that you cannot digest foods with lactose in them. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. This sheet reviews what you need to know about lactose intolerance.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Dietary Aspects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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    By: Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    Many patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) comment that their symptoms appear to deteriorate following a meal. In many individuals this is merely a nuisance but in others it can be much more of a problem. Fortunately, it is usually reasonably easy to tackle the dietary aspects of IBS as long as you understand a few basic principles. For those who suspect food is a factor in their symptoms, there are 4 foods that most often seem to be involved.

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  7. Fact Sheet: Dietary Triggers for IBS Symptoms: The Low FODMAP Diet Approach

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    By: CK Yao; Jessica Biesiekierski, PhD; Sue Shepherd, PhD; Peter Gibson, MD, FRACP

    A wide range of therapies have been used to control IBS symptoms including various medications, bulking agents and laxatives, and a myriad of lifestyle changes. Most individuals with IBS believe that their symptoms are related to the consumption of certain foods, but advice in this area has been conflicting and confusing and offered little relief for IBS sufferers. The authors' research team has developed a new dietary management approach in Australia – the Low FODMAP diet – to control symptoms associated with IBS.

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  8. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 19.02 - Summer 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 19.02 - Summer 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • IFFGD Goes to Capitol Hill - Digestive Disorders Awareness Resolution Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
    • Two Advocates Tell Their Stories
    • Avoiding Drug Adverse Effects
    • News You Can Use:
      - Drug Side Effects: Protect Your Digestive Tract
      - FDA Announces Labeling Changes for Proton Pump Inhibitors
      - Preliminary News on Treatments Reported at 2010 DDW
      - Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted in Infants?
      - Functional GI Disorders and Gulf War Veterans
      - U.S. Healthcare Reform
    • Abdominal Adhesions

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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  9. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 19.01 - Spring 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 19.01 - Spring 2010 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • April is IBS Awareness Month
    • Changes You Should Not Ignore if You Have IBS
    • News You can Us:
      - Not All "Probiotics" are Alike
      - Genetic Factors in IBS?
      - A Changing Environment and the Increasing Prevalence of Celiac Disease
      - Lactose Intolerance and Health
    • Courageous Stories - Aduts and Kids; Functional and Motility Disorders
    • Expressive Writing may be a Promising Treatment for IBS
    • Constipation in Children

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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  10. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 17.01 - Spring 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 17.01 - Spring 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • IBS: An Approach to Treating Patients 
    • IBS in Children and Adolescents 
    • IBS, Heartburn, Dyspepsia: What's the Difference? 
    • Treating Functional Dyspepsia: What are Your Options? 
    • Clinical Corner – Answers to Your Questions About Digestive Health 
      - Is nausea a symptom associated with IBS? How is it treated? 
      - Are rice-based foods recommended for people with digestive disorders like IBS?
      - Can a colonoscopy procedure cause changes in bowel habits?
    • Lactose Intolerance: Definition, Symptoms and Treatment
    • Digestive Health Research: Barrett's Esophagus Risk Factors 
    • Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: IBS: Searching for Underlying Causes

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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