U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Castro Valley, CA
A 25-year-old male asked:

I have mild lactose intolerance, that results in feeling bloated when i eat cheese. i have more frequent bowel movements that are less solid when i eat cheese (can be 3 - 4 times a day). are lactase pills effective in mitigating lactose intolerance?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe/not : There is a variable amount of lactose based on the type of cheese. Some like sharp cheddar have almost none. Lactase pills can replace the enzyme you don't make & reduce symptoms if that is the real issue. You must play with the dose to find the right amount. If your problem is not based on lactose it would not help at all.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 2, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.