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probiotics for lactose intolerant people

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Lactose intolerance means you don't have the enzymes to breakdown lactose- this means your intestinal bacteria will do it for you, resulting in gas, ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Probiotic usually contains no dairy. The amount of lactose is usually much lower in yogurt such as kefir but I have found that the more liquidy yogurt ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denise Octaviani
30 years experience Family Medicine
It's possible: Call your discuss to discuss this. Or eliminate all dairies &see what happens but remember that you will need something to substitute it so you get e ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: Can what mean you are lactose intolerant?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Simple test: Try avoiding all milk products for a week and then try the lactaid brand of milk/cheese/ice cream. If you don't have any problems with those then you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Trial and error: Lactose intolerance tends to give you bloating and gas after eating dairy. The best way to see if you're lactose intolerant is to cut Dairy out of you ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
If slight symptoms..: A person can drink lactose-free milk for 2 weeks (and also avoid lactose foods), and then "normal" milk for 2 weeks, and then lactose-free milk again ... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements &/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness & dia ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements &/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness & dia ... Read More

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