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Lactose and Fructose Intolerance

  • Eitan Amir
  • Peter J. Whorwell
Part of the Allergy Frontiers book series (ALLERGY, volume 3)

Abstract

Intolerance of dietary carbohydrate and sugars can result from a variety of genetically determined enzyme and transporter deficiencies and is a common finding in both normal patients and those with bowel symptoms. In symptomatic patients, these conditions can give rise to bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. These non-specific symptoms overlap with other pathological processes and consequently, the diagnosis and management of carbohydrate intolerance can be challenging to clinicians. A number of dietary and pharmacological treatments have been postulated for these conditions and these are described in detail.

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Lactose Intolerance Fructose Absorption Breath Hydrogen Lactase Persistence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eitan Amir
    • 1
  • Peter J. Whorwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyChristie Hospital NHS TrustManchester
  2. 2.Education and Research Centre, Wythenshawe HospitalUniversity Hospitals of South ManchesterWythenshaweUK

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