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Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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I'm lactose intolerance and wondered if soymilk is lactose free?

I'm lactose intolerance and wondered if soymilk is lactose free?

Yes: Yes it is. You can also try coconut milk, rice milk, almond milk and don't forget that lactose free milk is also available. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Silk ok if lactose intolerant?

Silk ok if lactose intolerant?

Yes: Silk is soy milk (the whey from fermenting soy). There are no milk products in it, thus no lactose. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions. ...Read more

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Is threptin safe for lactose intolerent people?

Threptin is OK: Threptin is a protein supplement and I could not fine any literature indicating that is it not tolerated in lactose intolerant ...Read more

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Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Fine: Soy or almond milk are both usually lactose free. Lactaid or similar cow milk products are produced with the missing enzyme in the milk, so lactose sensitive people can use them without problems. ...Read more

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Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Lactose intolerance: In general, it takes some time (15-30 minutes at least) for the diarrhea, loose bowel movement, bloating, and flatus (alone or in combination) to develop. Here is a video that explains lactose intolerance that should help you. http://www.laendo.net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance ?

Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance ?

Yes: It is safe for both of those conditions. The milk sugar is already digested and gas and bloating should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Is my baby lactose intolerant?

Is my baby lactose intolerant?

Maybe: A baby can develop transient lactose intolerance after a bad diarrhea. It seldom lasts more than a week or two, and healing is delayed if lactose containing feeds continue during the illness.You really didn't offer much to go on.In the future please list the kids age and other symptoms when you ask a question. ...Read more

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What is people who have lactose intolerance eat?

What is people who have lactose intolerance eat?

Lactose probs: You can eat what you want as long as you take lactaid tablets when you eat dairy products. You can also substitute dairy with soy based products if your intolerance is severe and is not controlled with lactaid. ...Read more

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Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Not in newborn: Lactase which digests lactose or milk sugar essentially always present in newborns and levels only decrease in toddlers at age children would usually be weaned. It is lack of lactase that causes lactose intolerance. About 2-3% of infants are milk allergic so this is a more likely cause of reactions to cow milk. Switch to soy based formula and consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance and ibs. Any solution?

Avoidance: Lactose intolerance is best managed by avoiding products that contain lactose. Ibs is more challenging. Try identifying your own personal triggers. It can be food or social stressors. ...Read more

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Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Multiple available: Soy milk is naturally free of the lactose sugar that triggers the problem. There is also many products that add the enzyme your body doesn't have to digest the lactose sugar (lactase enzyme). When added in proper amounts it prevents any symptoms of intolerance. Lactaid is such a product. You can also take the enzyme in pill form & avoid symptoms. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance painful?

Is lactose intolerance painful?

It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdominal discomfort/ pain. ...Read more

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Would eating cookies make a lactose intolerant person gassy?

Check food label: Check your recipe/ food label : if they contain cream or milk they could. Only butter (which is fat) should not give you symptoms. ...Read more

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If i'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

If i'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

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. 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. ...Read more

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What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

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Why am i lactose intolerant?

Why am i lactose intolerant?

Varies: The lactose intolerant person is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age. It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea, but this mar heal and tolerance returns. You can either avoid lactose or take the enzyme as a supplement ; have a great life. ...Read more

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Is my baby lactose intolerant?

Maybe: A baby can develop transient lactose intolerance after a bad diarrhea. It seldom lasts more than a week or two, and healing is delayed if lactose containing feeds continue during the illness.You really didn't offer much to go on.In the future please list the kids age and other symptoms when you ask a question. ...Read more

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Silk ok if lactose intolerant?

Yes: Silk is soy milk (the whey from fermenting soy). There are no milk products in it, thus no lactose. ...Read more

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Could you become lactose intolerant?

Could you become lactose intolerant?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can develop in adulthood. It can be primary loss of lactase enzyme activity which is genetically programmed. It can also be secondary, due to injury of the small intestine by another disease such as celiac disease. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm lactose intolerant?

What to do if i'm lactose intolerant?

Diet and pills: Lactose intolerance tends to persist once one develops it. Trying avoiding foods with lactose or find alternatives that are lactose-free. You can also take some Lactaid enzyme pills before consuming milk products. ...Read more

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What is making me lactose intolerant?

What  is making me lactose intolerant?

Decreased lactase : You body is not producing enough lactase enzyme to digest lactose. You can take lactaid or similar product with dairy products to help. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am lactose intolerant?

Breath testing: There is a simple breath test that many labs run to diagnose lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm lactose intolerant?

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 are likely to be lactose intolerant. There is also a breath hydrogen test that some GI offices perform to more definitively diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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How do you know your lactose intolerant?

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 your diet and see if the symptoms go away ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm lactose intolerant?

How do I know if I'm lactose intolerant?

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 for 2 weeks, and finally go back to "normal" milk. If a person has gas, bloating, with or without tummy aches when on "normal" milk, but not when on a lactose-free diet, then there is very likely lactose intolerance. There also is a lab test. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am lactose intolerant?

How do I know if I am lactose intolerant?

Tests: The gold standard for determining lactose intolerance, is the breath hydrogen measurment. This can be done as an outpatient. It involves drinking a known amount of lactose solution and measuring the amount of hydrogen given off in exhaled air over a few hours. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements &/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness & diarrhea associated with ingesting lactose) may clarify your concern. Some (particularly children) with suspected lactose intolerance however are intolerance to other milk components. Bleeding, weight loss, significant tenderness is not lactose intol. ...Read more

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How to determine if i'm lactose intolerant?

How to determine if i'm lactose intolerant?

Milk sugar pbm: Lactose intolerant means you can't tolerate the sugar in milk. You can take lactaid pills to replace the missing enzyme in your diet. If you have foods that contain the milk sugar without the enzyme, you might get symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea and cramping after ingesting milk products. ...Read more

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What is good to eat when lactose intolerant?

What is good to eat when lactose intolerant?

Lactaid products or:: Try many of the tasty lactaid products(cheese milk ice cream) or use lactase pills, found in most stores...Follow the directions on the bottle , they are usually very helpful in allowing you to eat many dairy products.. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your lactose intolerant?

THESE Symptoms: Symptoms often occur 30 minutes -2 hours after you eat or drink milk products, and are often relieved by avoiding milk products. Large doses of milk products may cause worse symptoms. Symptoms include: nausea, abdominal bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, gas (flatulence). ...Read more

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Can i be lactose intolerant, how can I know?

Can i be lactose intolerant, how can I know?

Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements &/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness & diarrhea associated with ingesting lactose) may clarify your concern. Some (particularly children) with suspected lactose intolerance however are intolerance to other milk components. Bleeding, weight loss, significant tenderness is not lactose intol. ...Read more

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How to determine if I am lactose intolerant?

Symptoms: If you are lactose intolerant you would have symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, loose bowel movement some time after eating lactose containing foods. ...Read more

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How would you know youre lactose intolerant?

Bloat, cramp: Bloating, cramping, diarrhea, gas, within a hour to three hours after milk or dairy products. You can have one of these symptoms or more than one. Or all of them. It may be dose dependent. The more milk and dairy you have, the worse the symptoms. There are hidden sources of milk, like certain bread crumbs. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

A condition in which a person doesn't have the ability to fully digest milk sugar ...Read more