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Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues
      07/05/11 03:23 PM

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Losing weight in fructose malabsorption (FM) may be caused by avoiding eating and/or chronic diarrhea with the resulting loss of nutrients. You don't mention diarrhea, though.

Other less commonly mentioned symptoms in FM, such as brain fog, fatigue or headache, might be caused by dehydration or nutrient (iron, zinc?) deficiences caused by diarrhea, or SIBO.

Disorders, such as lactose intolerance (more likely causing diarrhea than constipation) or SIBO, could be present either as a cause or result of FM. FM can be a complication of a celiac disease; in this case you would probably have problem with wheat and other gluten-containing foods.

Intestinal parasites may cause weight loss and nutrient deficiences with various symptoms, including yours. I mentioned this since you mentioned traveling.

You may want to discuss with your gastroenterologist about SIBO and intestinal parasites.




In the past year, I have had D less than 10 times. This is more often than normal for me, but not that often. I have frequent, hard, and small BM's daily and believe I am IBS-C with FM. I do notice a change in the softness of the BMs and have recently noticed that they seem to become softer after eating foods that are a problem for FM. I'm not sure if starting off in more of a constipated state could affect the intensity of the D. If someone started off with a more normal BM, maybe what I have, just slightly soft stools and not D at all I believe, would be very noticeable D for them. Maybe the IBS-C and FM work against each other in a way?

As for not mentioning D, this was a HUGE ommission on my part. During the three week trip originally mentioned in this thread, I had the worst D of my entire life. It lasted for about 3 days, and there was almost no noticeable form to any BM's. I did not really have any urgency, though, and rarely do. There was probably about 2-3 BM's daily, with no form at all, for about 3 days. It gradually returned to normal after that time. My diet was horrible for either IBS or FM during the entire duration of the trip. The D happened within the first half of the trip, and the food I ate only became worse afterwards with no returning D (but some softer stools).

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Likely IBS-C and Fructose Malabsorption
Undiagnosed and going through testing process

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* Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted 06/01/11 10:07 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues Syl   06/02/11 05:23 AM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 02:11 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:14 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues Susie1985   06/02/11 08:09 AM
. * for susie 1985 skh   07/06/11 11:52 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/07/11 02:24 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/07/11 06:40 PM
. * re cocoa powder, mainly Susie1985   07/08/11 10:06 AM
. * Re: re cocoa powder, mainly skh   07/08/11 10:42 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/08/11 01:20 AM
. * for ibshelpwanted skh   07/08/11 10:25 PM
. * Re: for ibshelpwanted IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 12:17 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 shelgirl   07/08/11 07:58 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/08/11 10:30 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 12:24 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/09/11 09:36 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/08/11 01:13 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/09/11 01:41 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 11:20 PM
. * juice Susie1985   07/10/11 01:06 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/09/11 09:22 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Susie1985   07/10/11 01:17 AM
. * Re: for susie 1985 IBSHelpWanted   07/09/11 11:27 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 skh   07/11/11 09:25 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Gerikat   07/09/11 01:09 PM
. * It depends on the vegetable and purpose Syl   07/09/11 01:27 PM
. * Re: for susie 1985 Gerikat   07/09/11 02:34 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:43 PM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues boron   06/02/11 12:04 AM
. * Re: Diagnosed: Fructose Malabsorption; some questions, including weight loss issues IBSHelpWanted   07/05/11 03:23 PM
. * Re: weight gain Susie1985   07/12/11 01:37 PM
. * Re: weight gain skh   07/12/11 09:48 PM
. * Re: weight gain rebeccaneal   01/29/12 10:13 AM

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