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can i drink lactaid milk if i am not lactose intolerant

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is due to inability to digest sugar called lactose. Temperature of milk should not significantly alter symptoms related to this co ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Avoid foods containing lactose (dairy), lactaid should be fine because it does not contain lactose.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lactose intolerance: is a clinical diagnosis and you have may have just diagnosed yourself. Take some Lactaid and see if it helps.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can if you are lactose intolerant.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
A lot: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and wild salmon to name a few.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Lactose: Milk chocolate may cause problems.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably: The current recipe contains a very small amount of dairy that is usually tolerated.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Commercial products: There are commercially available dairy products that have lactose removed for those who are lactose intolerant. Ask your parents/guardian to buy those ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Whether you have lactose issues or not, you are fine to drink lactose free cow's milk or any other "milk" product like almond milk.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes.: Lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gas, stomach pain and diarrhea after consuming milk products. If you are planning on avoiding dairy and milk y ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Soy allergy doesn't usually cause "gas"--this may be an intolerance, but not likely to be a true allergy.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not if you are: Allergic to almonds.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lactose free milk: You can get lactose free milk (lactaid or other brands) - this is regular milk whcih has been treated to break down the lactose so it won't bother you ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Lactose free milk: Drink lactose free milk and your problem is solved
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe: Lact intol is digestive issue, not allergy. Less milk sugar in milk chocolate. High sugar and fat content slows down stomach emptying, slows down load ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: If baby is truly lactose intolerant, s/he will not be able to tolerate your milk.All human milk contains lactose. If you are not lactose intolerant, y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing: Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galact ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Either lactose elimination diet can be tried or a physician can do a lactose hydrogen breath test to check for lactose intolerance.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leah Alexander
23 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: In the case of milk allergy, a person is allergic to milk protein. If you do not have such allergy, you should be fine. If you want more protein, y ... Read More
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