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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. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies resulting from malabsorption may cause glossitis (sore tongue), cheilosis (a fissuring and dry […]

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Food Allergies

Food allergies are an immune system response by which the body creates antibodies as a reaction to certain food. Symptoms similar to those of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include diarrhea and abdominal pain. Other symptoms can include vomiting, hives, itching, swelling of the lips, tightness in the throat, and wheezing. Allergic symptoms usually occur within […]

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My five year old son Weston has struggled with gastrointestinal symptoms since he was born in 2010. These symptoms began as vomiting, diarrhea, failure to thrive, malabsorption syndrome, and acid reflux. The doctors first suggested that we eliminate certain foods in my diet because I was strictly breastfeeding. There were very few symptom changes with my food eliminations. […]


Abdominal Noises

What causes a abdominal noises? Noises in the stomach can be caused by: Muscular contraction of the intestinal wall The presence within the intestines of liquid The presence within the intestines of gas The food we eat and the fluids we drink mix with GI secretions in the intestine. It takes about two gallons of […]

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I have something similar to gastroparesis, its called funcional dyspepsia. It is functional because in the laboratory exams, doctors didn’t find anything organic. Functional dyspepsia is very similar to gastroparesis. I can’t digest food well, as soon as I am done eating, I feel very full, and it last for hours, literally hours. It is […]



I was in highschool since my acid reflux started. It makes me sad that i couldnt eat foods that i want. Then one day i have experience stomachache, hearburns and i feel like something is stuck in my throat. I couldnt eat properly,I am really suffering with this kind of illness. I went to the […]


Medical Definitions

Medical Definitions of Digestive Terms A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / L / M / N / O / P / Q / R / S / T / U / V / Z Related Links: The Language of Washington / […]

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