Fructose Intolerance

Fructose is a fruit sugar that exists naturally in foods such as apples and pears. There is no enzyme in the gut to digest fructose. Dietary fructose intolerance is your body's inability to digest fructose.

Symptoms Include:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Sometimes excessive belching

Fructose intolerance is diagnosed by a breath test. It is is painless, non-invasive, and takes about three hours.

Treatment includes lifestyle and dietary changes.

Care Team

Physician, Internal Medicine