Food Intolerance

Condition

Food intolerances are present in various forms in the population. Testing for the most common forms including lactose (dairy sugar), fructose (fruit sugar) and sucrose (table sugar) are available at our practice.

Symptoms

Symptoms of food intolerance include crampy abdominal pain, gas/flatulence, diarrhea, foul smelling stools, bloating, and/or nausea.

Diagnostic Labs

Lab and stool testing is normal and unrevealing. These tests are performed in order to exclude other conditions with similar symptoms.

Other Tests

Hydrogen Breath testing is performed to evaluate for lactose and fructose intolerance. Sucrose-isomaltase deficiency is best evaluated with endoscopy and specialized biopsies.

Treatment

Treatment involves dietary modification as well as medications. Quality of life improvement is dramatic with the proper treatment plan. If you have any questions or to schedule a formal consultation, please call (732) 775-9000.

Patient Education

Celiac Disease – A Missed Diagnosis

Celiac Disease – A Missed Diagnosis

I wanted to share an interesting article on celiac disease that was presented recently in the Well Blog section of the NY Times. I felt it raised a few very important points regarding celiac sprue, namely: 1.  The disease tends to run in families and first..

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What is Barretts Esophagus?

What is Barretts Esophagus?

Barretts Esophagus is a change in the lining of the esophagus or food pipe thought to be caused from chronic acid refluxing into the esophagus from the stomach (GERD or acid reflux).  The change in cellular structure is also known as Intestinal Metaplasia of the..

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Top 10 Reasons to Join a Celiac Support Group

Top 10 Reasons to Join a Celiac Support Group

Recently, I ran into Bernice Hettesheimer at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Endoscopy section.  For those of you who don’t know her, Bernice is a retired endoscopy nurse who now runs the Jersey Shore Celiac Support Group. She writes about the Top 10 Reasons to..

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