Malabsorption syndrome is the inability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream.
Causes may include:
Symptoms may include:
Malabsorption is often diagnosed with lab tests that measure fat in stool samples. Other tests can measure malabsorption of specific nutrients such as vitamins. If an abnormality in the bowel lining is suspected, Dr. Bhatti may perform a biopsy as well.
Treatment for malabsorption includes both providing nutritional support and treating the disease/s affecting your intestinal tract. Dr. Bhatti will evaluate your symptoms to determine the cause of your malabsorption syndrome and recommend the best treatment option for you. Call or click to schedule an appointment.