Malabsorption Syndrome

Malabsorption syndrome is when the body cannot absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals into the bloodstream from the food you eat. This can be caused by a variety of different disease or conditions.

What are the symptoms of malabsorption syndrome?

  • Gas, bloating, and vague abdominal discomfort
  • Frequent diarrhea and foul-smelling stools
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

How is malabsorption syndrome diagnosed?

  • Lab tests that measure fat in stool samples.
  • Tests to measure malabsorption of specific nutrients such as vitamins
  • Biopsy

How is malabsorption syndrome treated?

Treatment for malabsorption includes both providing nutritional support and treating the disease affecting your intestinal tract.

If you have concerns about malabsorption syndrome, request an appointment at San Bernardino Gastroenterology Associates.