Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID) is a disorder that causes a reduction of the enzyme activity needed to break down and absorb table sugar (sucrose) and other sugars that come from starch.
GSID may include any or all of the following symptoms: chronic, watery diarrhea, gassiness, bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Infants, children, and adults are all susceptible.
Diagnosing GSID can be difficult because the symptoms are similar to several other, more common gastrointestinal disorders, including toddler’s diarrhea, IBS-D, celiac disease, or lactose intolerance.
Only your doctor can diagnose you. Bring this information to your doctor and ask… “Do you see it?”