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Malabsorption syndromes

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal condition that causes diarrhoea, bloating and cramping. It is not inflammatory bowel disease.

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Steatorrhoea | HealthEngine Blog

Steatorrhoea is a symptom of malabsorption syndrmes like coeliac disease. It causes pale, smelly and loose stools with a high fat content.

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Understanding lactose intolerance Dietitians Association of Australia

Understanding lactose intolerance Lactose intolerance is a set of symptoms caused by the bodysinability to digest lactose properly

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Lactose Intolerance | Nutrition Australia

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The symptoms of coeliac disease vary markedly from person to person. What is the gold standard for diagnosing coeliac disease?

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Coeliac disease and osteoporosis

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What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease (CD) is a condition affecting the small bowel, damaging the lining and preventing absorption of food nutrients

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