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malabsorption

how to  treat it???
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Hi there,
In malabsorption there is difficulty in absorbing nutrients from the food. The management of malabsorption involves two basic principles. First is correction of nutritional deficiencies and second is treatment of the cause. You need to see a gastroenterologist for a full workup to try and ascertain the specific cause of malabsorption .A detailed work up in form of complete blood counts to rule out macrocytic anemia due to vitamin B12 and folate malabsorption, serum IgA can be used to rule out IgA deficiency .Serum antigliadin and antiendomysial antibodies can be used to help diagnose celiac sprue. Tests to distinguish between pancreatic causes and intestinal causes of malabsorption like fecal elastase and chymotrypsin may be needed .Treatment will depend on the cause. A gluten-free diet helps treat celiac disease. In pancreatic insufficiency protease and lipase supplements are used. Antibiotics are indicated if there is bacterial overgrowth. Consult a specialist and get a complete evaluation done. I hope it helps.
Take care and regards!
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