Malabsorption syndrome is the poor absorption of nutrients, vitamins,
and minerals from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream.
Symptoms may include:
- Gas, bloating, and vague abdominal
- Frequent diarrhea and foul-smelling
- Weakness and weight loss.
Treatment depends on the cause and may include a special diet,
medicine to replace intestinal enzymes or reduce spasms, and vitamin or
mineral supplements, such as B12 and iron.
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November 20, 2015
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