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Malabsorption Syndrome


About
Malabsorption Syndrome occurs when a person cannot properly absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from food. Digestion and absorption both have an impact on a person's ability to absorb nutrients properly.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • A false-positive may be a result of your body containing olestra and fat substitute. Be sure to let your doctor know before you take any tests.
  • Chronic Pancreatic Disease can lead to malabsorption and can cause nerve damage.
  • Corticosteroids, cholestyramine, sulfasalazine, and antibiotics can cause a disruption in the way your body absorbs nutrients.
  • Malabsorption can be caused by cancer drugs, pancreatic insufficiency, and problems with intestinal and gastric surgeries where medical help is needed to repair the problem.


Advice
  • After a few months if you have not seen any improvements contact your doctor.
  • Avoid white rice, shellfish, meats, junk foods, candy and potato chips.
  • Call a doctor if diarrhea lasts for more than 3 days.
  • Do not eat or drink products with caffeine.
  • Do not use laxatives.
  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Eat papaya seeds after meals.
  • Make sure your diet is a high complex carbohydrates and low in fats.
  • No citrus fruits.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Acidophilus
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with absorption of nutrients. Nondairy formula is recommended.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Provides lacking B vitamins. Injections under a physician's care are recommended. If injections are unavailable, sublingual form is good.


Vitamin B12
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in digestive process. Protects against anemia.


Liver extract
Importance: High
Comments: Provides B vitamins and other needed nutrients.


Vitamin B12
Importance: High
Comments: Lozenge, sublingual, or spray form is recommended.


Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Malabsorption keeps proteins from being converted into amino acids which are necessary for healthy functioning of all body systems.


Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with digestive process. Helps heal digestive tract. Liquid form is recommended.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts immune system. Helps with absorption of nutrients. Buffered powder form is recommended.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Alfalfa, dandelion root, fennel seed, ginger, and nettle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps the body to absorb minerals.

Peppermint and Aloe Vera
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps Digestion

Black Pepper
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps Digestion and absorbing nutrients.

Buchu
Type: Internal
Purposes: Lowers inflammation in the colon and mucous membranes.

Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps the liver, colon, and pancreas function.
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.

Irish Moss and Rhubarb
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps support the colon.

Yellow Dock
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances the liver and colon functions.