Malabsorption

(Malabsorption Syndrome)

Definition

Malabsorption is when the body has trouble absorbing certain vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, or fats even though food is digested.
The Intestines
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Causes

Malabsorption is associated with a number of diseases that affect the intestines or other areas of the gastrointestinal tract, such as:

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your chance of malabsorption include:
  • Medical conditions affecting the intestine such as celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, or Crohn's disease
  • Use of laxatives
  • Excessive use of antibiotics
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Travel to countries with high incidence of intestinal parasites

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