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This is clearly not the case.quote:Has anyone had their pancreas checked? Isn't it the pancreas that releases the digestive enzymes? Maybe we aren't getting our food digested properly.
No.quote:Could my liver be malfunctioning?
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 01:21 AM
There are no "enzyme deficiencies". There are specific malabsorption syndromes, but they lead to other symptoms. Odoriferous gas is not the result of any enzyme deficiency.quote:I think Enzyme deficiency can cause gas, as undigested food bits -- not broken down by the enzymes -- get into the Colon, and then the bacteria have a big fest, and their collective waste is foul smelling gas.
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:44 PM
He's probably talking about something different. There are specific enzyme deficiencies such lactase deficiency. If one has that and consumes enough lactose, one would get gas, although it wouldn't be odoriferous gas.If one had a disease that caused a global enzyme deficiency, the least of your problems would be excess gas and again odoriferous gas still wouldn't be a symptom of it. The gases involved are produced in small amounts from small amount of substrate. It's purely a function of the activity of the bacteria.quote:On the enzymes low level, my Gastro told me… ( he’s a Harvard MD), so why you say a categorical ‘no’.
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:39 PM
In general, the gases are sulfur-containing gases which are produced by the action of sulfur-reducing bacteria in the gut on sulfur-containing proteins that naturally escaped digestion. It might be the case some people have more active bacteria than others and that accounts for why there is excess odoriferous gas. (Note this is not the same as have an excess of gas in general. The odoriferous gases are always produced in very tiny amounts relative to the other gases and do not contribute to overall amount of gas.)We don't know if this applies to LGers because in many cases, the source of the gas hasn't been established or even whether there is odoriferous gas present is not clear.You could try reducing your intake of sulfur-containing proteins, but this would be difficult to do.Pepto-Bismol should soak up the sulfur-containing gases and the charcoal undergarment should also do the same. If it doesn't work, one possibility is that the gas isn't coming from the gut.quote:What do you think the foul smelling gas is result of?
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