How To Deal With Food Malabsorption?

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The doctor asks for help, really. R n r n If you are sick with malabsorption of fats and carbohydrates, the way to cure them is to drink milk containing MCTs to help the process of absorption of food in the body. Ask the doctor to help the milk containing MCT, what is the milk? For example, what milk? R nPlease help very much;))

1 Answer:

Hi Mellia,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Normally, the intestines function to absorb the juices from the food and drinks we consume and then flow them into the blood vessels to various organs of the body to be used as an energy source. However, in some conditions, malabsorption can occur, where the intestine cannot absorb enough nutrients, it can be in the form of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), or both. Food malabsorption most often affects babies, but it does not rule out this also occurs in older people.


The cause of food malabsorption can be due to:

Intestinal disorders, for example due to infection, inflammation, trauma, history of surgery
Long-term use of antibiotics
Congenital abnormalities (congenital), for example biliary atresia
Lactase deficiency (in people with lactose intolerance)
Disease of the bile duct, liver, or pancreas
Parasitic infection
Radiation therapy side effects
Drug side effects, for example tetracycline, colchicine, and so on

Depending on the type of nutrients that have failed to be absorbed, food malabsorption can have various symptoms. Generally, people who experience fat malabsorption will have stools that are lighter in color, have a strong odor, are soft, lumpy, and are also sticky (difficult to clean from the side of the toilet). Meanwhile, patients with malabsorption of carbohydrates will usually experience flatulence, bloating, and diarrhea that is gushed.


The handling of food malabsorption will be adjusted to what kinds of nutrients the body is not able to absorb properly. One of the efforts to overcome this is by making diet modifications.


MCT milk (medium chain triglyceride) is milk that is more easily digested by malabsorption sufferers because the fat is only composed of carbon chains that are not too long. That way, people with malabsorption can metabolize this milk more easily to be used as a source of energy. Currently, there are many types of milk available in the market. However, we are not authorized to recommend a particular brand. Therefore, you should consult directly with a nutritionist doctor. Also, consult with him about the right diet to deal with your indigestion. Usually, the doctor will help you plan a diet that is good for you to consume on a daily basis (making a treatment plan) so that symptoms of malabsorption do not recur, but you can still get an adequate supply of nutrients to support your daily activities.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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