Fat malabsorption

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What is fat malabsorption?

Malabsorption of fat is the body's inability to digest or absorb fat. Fat malabsorption may occur because of reduced pancreatic secretions that are necessary for normal digestion of fat (for example, due to pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer) or by other intestinal diseases.

Common symptoms reported by people with fat malabsorption

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

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Treatments taken by people for fat malabsorption

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Compare treatments taken by people with fat malabsorption

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Who has fat malabsorption on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 18 say fat malabsorption is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 7
30s 15
40s 8
50s 5
60s 8
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 17
Female 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 8

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