What causes Carcinoid Syndrome diarrhea?
Diarrhea is one of the most common and life-disrupting symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome. It affects nearly 80% of people with Carcinoid Syndrome. Even with somatostatin analog (SSA) treatment, some people continue to experience Carcinoid Syndrome diarrhea.
Carcinoid Syndrome diarrhea is caused by an overproduction of serotonin inside neuroendocrine tumor (NET) cells. Too much serotonin increases the amount of fluid in the gut. It also speeds up the function of the gut. This causes diarrhea, which can happen throughout the day. Short bowel syndrome, an overgrowth of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, and the use of SSA injections may also cause diarrhea.
Carcinoid Syndrome is a chronic condition and a cure may not be possible, however, the symptoms can be treated with medication.
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