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For 15 years, I was misdiagnosed as having IBS. Though my symptoms worsened over time, the attending physician did not perform further tests to see if the disorder might have been something else. A visit to an excellent gastroenterologist brought hope to me, as he discovered that I had congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency. At last, I […]

Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)

Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) is a genetic disorder that affects a person’s ability to digest certain sugars. People with this condition cannot break down the sugars sucrose and maltose, and other compounds made from simple sugar molecules (carbohydrates), which can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. Sucrose (a sugar found in fruits, and also […]

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