Facebook Pixel

my mother lives with us, has malabsorption syndrome (total) and we need a list of foods specifically that she can eat??

By November 10, 2010 - 7:41am
Rate This

she is lactose intolerant, gets ill on any dairy, gravies, sugar, wheat, meat, syrups, just about everything ...

Add a Comment1 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hi Joetta52,

Thanks for your post and welcome!

This kind of malabsorption is treated by the following:

The specific underlying condition must be treated in order to reverse the malabsorption. Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you.

Depending on the cause and severity of the malabsorption, you may need to make up for nutritional deficiencies by consuming additional nutrients through foods or supplements. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals along with increased quantities of fat, protein, or carbohydrate may be required. Nutrient supplementation may include folate, iron, and injections of vitamin B12. In some cases, such as with severe diarrhea, nutrients may be given intravenously while you are rehydrated."

Joetta, your mother will need her own specific plan of nutrition. She will need to be referred to a qualified nutritionist by her doctor. This should have been done already - do you know why an outline has not been planned already?

Regardless, she needs a plan done by a specialist in this area.

What is she able to consume now? Is she weakening or is she doing pretty well, in spite of her condition? Is she working alongside a doctor right now? I hope to hear back from you soon!
In the meantime, check out our great Malabsorption page here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/malabsorption-syndrome

November 10, 2010 - 2:19pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Malabsorption Syndrome

Get Email Updates

Malabsorption Syndrome Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!