A 39-year-old member asked:
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please suggest what foods to avoid if lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Milk, milk product: Milk products including ice cream and milk chocolate many yogurts are partially reduced by the live cultures and may be tolerated. Try a yogurt and see what happens. Cheese is also dairy, but has less lactose than milk there are enzyme pills to replace the missing enzyme lactase, to allow you to have dairy products if you take them when you eat dairy as directed.
Answered on Apr 9, 2013
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
First consider that: 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. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too.
Answered on May 18, 2017

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