FAT IN STOOLS-AMAZING NATURAL REMEDIES

fat in stools

Introduction:

Excretion of abnormal quantities of fat in stools owing to the decreased absorption of fat by the intestines is known as steatorrhea. Presence of fat in the stool can cause the stools to become bulky and float. The stools take on an oily or greasy appearance and have a foul smell.

Causes:

Common causes of steatorrhea include

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Fat malabsorption
  • Celiac disease
  • Tropical sprue
  • Whipple’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Bile duct obstruction

Symptoms:

Signs of steatorrhea include

  • Foul smelling feces
  • Bulky stools
  • Pale, loose stools
  • Greasy, oily stools
Meredith Professor Asked on November 11, 2015 in Disease.
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