Fructose malabsorption

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What is fructose malabsorption?

Fructose malabsorption is a disorder in which absorption of fructose is impaired by deficient fructose carriers in the small intestine enterocytes. Fructose is a sugar which occurs naturally in many foods. Intolerance can be inherited or acquired.

Common symptoms reported by people with fructose malabsorption

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with fructose malabsorption

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (1) fructose malabsorption (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Artificial Tears)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Caltrate 600 with D Plus)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fructose malabsorption (1)

Data from patients with fructose malabsorption, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with fructose malabsorption

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1) fructose malabsorption (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexedrine)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Artificial Tears)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Caltrate 600 with D Plus)
Perceived effectiveness
for fructose malabsorption (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fructose malabsorption (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with fructose malabsorption, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has fructose malabsorption on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 8
40s 9
50s 12
60s 5
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 34

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from fructose malabsorption patients who have completed their condition history
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