I am a diabetic patient (type 1) for the past 12 years. I have never suffered from floating stool for such a prolonged time. I am suffering from this problem for the past six months. I am suffering from excessive gas and frequently get stomach aches. Can you please let me know the problem? How can I help myself to get better? I am just trying natural remedies at home like garlic, ginger, honey, apple cider vinegar, etc.
Floating stool is suggestive of abnormal digestion and absorption of fat from the diet which leads to an excess amount of fat in the stool. Stomach ache and gas are suggestive of indigestion due to lack of intestinal digestive enzyme supplementation. Your history of type 1 diabetes along with these symptoms are suggestive of an inadequate amount of pancreatic juice (exogenous enzymes) for digestion.
The Probable causes:
Investigations to be done:
CT scan abdomen with contrast, lipase, amylase and upper GI endoscopy (to rule out gastritis).
Continue treatment for diabetes, pancreatic digestive enzyme supplementation, and treatment for acidity.
Avoid oily and spicy food. Take fat-free and high protein diet.
.. a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if starte Read full
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