Evaluation of osmotic diarrhea

a. Trial of lactose withdrawal.

b. Trial of an antibiotic (metronidazole) for small-bowel bacterial overgrowth.

c. Screening for celiac disease (anti-endomysial antibody, antigliadin antibody).

d. Fecal fat measurement (72 hr) for pancreatic insufficiency.

e. Trial of fructose avoidance.

f. Stool test for phenolphthalein and magnesium if laxative abuse is suspected.

g. Hydrogen breath analysis to identify disaccharidase deficiency or bacterial overgrowth.

Why Gluten Free

Why Gluten Free

What Is The Gluten Free Diet And What You Need To Know Before You Try It. You may have heard the term gluten free, and you may even have a general idea as to what it means to eat a gluten free diet. Most people believe this type of diet is a curse for those who simply cannot tolerate the protein known as gluten, as they will never be able to eat any food that contains wheat, rye, barley, malts, or triticale.

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