Sucrose Intolerance Blog - Sucrose Intolerance

I Love Desserts but My Stomach Does Not

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, My Story

Who does not like eating desserts? Apple pie, chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate bars…I could go on and on. If it is sweet, we like it. But what if these sweets are the cause of your stomach problems? There are people who cannot properly digest table sugar, also called sucrose, which is found… READ MORE

Understanding the Different Types of Sugar on Food Labels

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Ask the Doctor

There is much confusion about “sugar” and even more confusion about how to look for “sugar” on a food label. First, not all sugars are created equal. A few examples of “sugars” include lactose (milk sugar), sucrose (table sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar). If sucrose causes gastrointestinal disturbances, there is more to consider than just… READ MORE

What If You Have Been Misdiagnosed With IBS-D?

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Ask the Doctor

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a condition that affects between 25 and 45 million people in the US. Patients are typically classified as having one of three different types of IBS; IBS-C, IBS-D or IBS-A. The C stands for constipation, the D stands for diarrhea and the A stands for alternating between diarrhea and… READ MORE

Bloating and Sucrose Intolerance: The Missing Link

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Ask the Doctor

By: Enrique Hernandez-Sanchez, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist Bloating, or the feeling or having a distended abdomen full of gas, is an extremely common complaint heard in gastroenterology offices, by pediatricians and family medicine doctors. Many diseases can cause bloating and doctors are relatively proficient at detecting potential causes of this condition (e.g., Celiac disease, lactose intolerance… READ MORE

The Sibling Issue – Emotions That May Arise When a Child in Your Family Has Sucrose Intolerance

Sunday, March 29th, 2015, My Story

Siblings of a child diagnosed with Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID) may experience negative emotions. Here are some of the emotions that may arise and suggestions for ways that parents might tackle them.   Feeling left out or jealous. Parents may inevitably focus their energies on the child with GSID with the result that other children in the home have to deal with parents being less available, both emotionally… READ MORE

Sucrose Intolerance is more common than you think

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