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lactose and lactic acid

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Yes: Although not too many foods would have Lactic Acid in them. The sugar is different from the acid and doesn't cause the same intolerance.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
20 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
No: Lactate in the blood is an acid, not a sugar. It does not become food for bacteria in your gut. It will not cause symptoms of lactose intolerance.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Small amount: Lactic acid build up can occur from a variety of causes. Most times this is a limited disturbance due to a severe illness in hospitalized patients (se ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mascia
49 years experience Critical Care
Increased blood flow: Lactic acid levels rise when blood flow is decreased, as in shock. Increasing blood flow with fluids and drugs will restore normal metabolism and clea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arin Aboulian
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Needs to be treated: Lactic acid is produced by tissues/ cells that are not getting enough oxygen. The most common cause is due to patient's blood pressure being so low t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Lactic Acid: Lactic acid is usually cleared with rest and increasing fluid intake.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Lactic acid, although we say "a build up of lactic acid" , etc, does not make a bump or knob. You could have a muscle spasm of some sorts or another i ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Too many reasons: Ldh is a non-specific test. More information is needed to answer this question.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Lactate and panic: For years, lactate or Lactic Acid was used as an experimental model in humans to trigger panic. Exercise releases Lactic Acid from muscles and 1/3 of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
13 years experience Critical Care
Interval training: During training you need to maintain a constant aerobic level with intermittent high intensity bursts. After these bursts do not stop or slow down but ... Read More

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