Although both conditions are treated with a fructose-free diet, fructose malabsorption and fructose intolerance are two different diseases. Fructose intolerance is an inherited condition in which the body lacks the enzyme to process fructose. Fructose malabsorption is when the body does not process fructose efficiently; fructose malabsorption symptoms are similar to those of irritable bowel syndrome. People with fructose malabsorption can eat or drink small amounts of fructose without severe symptoms; people with fructose intolerance, on the other hand, should avoid all fructose.
Michael E Stachecki, MD
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Is fructose malabsorption the same as fructose intolerance?
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with a heart abnormality?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Caring for someone with a heart abnormality means ensuring that the treatment plan is followed. If your loved one must limit physical activity temporarily or permanently, you may have to pick up the slack on chores around the house. Because missing medication for a heart abnormality can have dire consequences, you can help your loved one by setting up a medication schedule and monitoring to be sure that it is followed. Knowing the warning signs of a deteriorating heart abnormality can ensure that your loved one receives care in time.
What medications help treat nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome is usually successfully treated with a combination of medicines.Medication choices - Medicines to treat nephrotic syndrome include:
- Corticosteroids, such as prednisone or prednisolone, to reduce swelling.
- Diuretics, such as bumetanide or furosemide, to help maintain fluid balance.
- Cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine or mycophenolate mofetil, when treatment with corticosteroids is not successful.
- Albumin, to restore blood volume.
Most children are successfully treated with corticosteroids, though relapses are common.
Clinical trials are ongoing to test more effective medicines for the treatment of steroid-resistant (relapsing) nephrotic syndrome. If treatment has not successfully controlled your nephrotic syndrome, ask your doctor about information on clinical trials. To take part in a clinical trial, you may need to travel to a large treatment center.What to think about - Most children who have nephrotic syndrome do well with treatment and have a normal life expectancy.
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