Chronic, watery diarrhea. Bad gas. Cramps. Bloating. Vomiting.
If you suffer from symptoms like these shortly after eating food that either has sugar added to it or contains sugar naturally, your top priority is to find out for sure whether you have Sugar Intolerance caused by Congenital Sucrase Isomaltase Disease (CSID), which can cause these symptoms.
This condition is also referred to as “Sucrose Intolerance caused by CSID,” because sucrose is a type of sugar that triggers these distressing symptoms because your body can’t digest it.
It’s important to know that having Sugar Intolerance does not have to be a burden, something to be embarrassed about, or a condition that limits you or your children.
In fact, Sugar Intolerance – your doctor may call it Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID) – is like other chronic diseases, such as diabetes or gluten intolerance, which can be managed well once you know how to eat right for the condition and get the appropriate treatment.
Start with these essentials:
- What Sugar Intolerance is and isn’t (It is often misdiagnosed because it is a rare medical condition.)
- Which types of sugar to avoid (There are different types of sugars; find out which ones you can and can’t tolerate.)
- What starches to avoid (Did you know that a starch, such as white flour pasta, is actually made up of refined grains, which are simple carbohydrates that are quickly converted to sugar?)
Take our quick quiz to see if you should talk to your doctor about Sugar Intolerance caused by CSID.
Download our “Ask Your Doctor” guide to help you have a good, clear conversation with your doctor so that you get the appropriate testing in order to get an accurate diagnosis.