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Monday, April 28, 2008

Fructose Intolerance May Cause Inexplicable Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Monday, April 28, 2008

Fructose intolerance may be the origin for unexplained gastrointestinal (GI) indicators in numerous patients, according to the outcome of a presentation study in print in the June 2003 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The investigators supported noninvasive breath testing prior to cataloging these symptoms as efficient.

During a two-year time, 183 patients with unexplained GI symptoms completed questionnaires and had fructose breath tests, in which patients gave breath samples for hydrogen and methane.

Fructose intolerance may cause inexplicable GI symptoms. The elevated yield of positive tests in our preliminary study may be due to recommendation bias or testing conditions; lesser test dose formed a lower yield. Nevertheless, credit and management of fructose intolerance may facilitate several patients. The researchers recommended that patients with arcane symptoms must be tested with a noninvasive breath test before dismissing their symptoms as either imprecise or ahead of making a diagnosis of functional bowel disorder, because fructose intolerance is treatable.