Fructose malabsorption, previously called dietary fructose intolerance, is a condition in which cells on the surface of your intestines are unable to efficiently break down fructose. Fructose itself is a simple sugar found mostly in fruits and a few vegetables. It’s also found in agave nectar, honey, and some other processed foods.
In this article, we break down 4 Symptoms Of Fructose Malabsorption:
Not being able to digest and absorb fructose properly means that your body is not getting the nutrients it requires. Moreover, your digestive system might also end up using more energy and resources to try and absorb fructose, with both possibilities resulting in nausea.
Tying in with the last point, an overly active digestive system can cause a number of problems. One major issue is bloating. If your digestive system increases activity, the bacteria inside your stomach will be more active as well. They are bound to produce gases, resulting in abdominal bloating.
The entirety of your digestive system is built from muscle. If those muscles end up overexerting themselves, they might be subject to the usual problems caused by muscle wear and tear. The most prominent symptom of that is pain, and you might end up facing a serious bout of abdominal pain due to fructose malabsorption.
Diarrhea is one of the most common results of malabsorption. If your digestive system is not able to properly assimilate fructose inside your body, the unabsorbed food will make its way through the rest of your digestive tract and end up causing problems during ejection.