National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Malabsorption Syndromes is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. If you have a malabsorption syndrome, your small intestine cannot absorb nutrients from foods.
Causes of malabsorption syndromes include
Symptoms of different malabsorption syndromes can vary. They often include chronic diarrhea, abnormal stools, weight loss, and gas. Your doctor may use lab, imaging, or other tests to make a diagnosis.
Treatment of malabsorption syndromes depends on the cause.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)