Whatever you call it, it means this: You were born with a chemical that doesn’t work. This chemical, called an enzyme, is needed to digest sucrose (table sugar), which is found in many fruits, vegetables, and processed foods.
It doesn’t matter where the sugar comes from. A banana, which has sugar in it naturally, can be bad for you.
If your body doesn’t have the ability to break down the sugar in these foods, you’re going to feel BAD. That’s because you’ll experience extremely unpleasant CSID symptoms that can include chronic, watery diarrhea; gassiness; bloating; stomach pain; and vomiting.
Based on an examination of your clinical symptoms and test results, your doctor can determine if you have CSID and may prescribe a diet plan and/or pharmaceutical therapy.
While there’s no cure, you can do a lot to manage this condition and live well.
Start by taking our Sugar Intolerance quiz to see if you should talk to your doctor about getting tested for CSID.
Then explore this website to get the important info you need without being overwhelmed, including how to:
- Identify Sugar Intolerance symptoms in adults
- See which Sugar Intolerance tests can aid in the diagnosis of CSID
- Start and follow a Sugar Intolerance diet that you’ll enjoy (really), so that you avoid bad sugar- and starch-filled foods
You can fill up on a lot more Sugar Intolerance basics in What is Sugar Intolerance? and other articles in the information section of this website.
You’ll also find lots to read on the lighter side of managing life with less sugar throughout the features section.