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Doctor insights on: Best Foods For Lactose Intolerant

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Please suggest what foods to avoid if lactose intolerant?

Please suggest what foods to avoid if lactose intolerant?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more


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What is the best way to find out if I am lactose intolerant? Is there a test that can be done?

What is the best way to find out if I am lactose intolerant?  Is there a test that can be done?

Blood and breath: Hydrogen breath test:breathing into balloon-type container after drinking flavored liquid containing lactose. Samples of breath collected at set time periods and hydrogen levels checked.Normally, little hydrogen.Unless body has trouble breaking down and absorbing lactose.Blood lactose tolerance test:body creates glucose when lactose breaks down.Ingest lactose solution and blood samples checked. ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Yes: It affects the absorption of milk sugar lactose, milk sugar is not absorbed as a nutrient in people who are lactose intolerant. If the problem is severe, and leads to diarrhea, there may be malabsorption of other elements in the diet along with the diarrhea and fast transit of the food through the digestive tract. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a list of food for a toddler who is lactose intolerant?

Does anyone have a list of food for a toddler who is lactose intolerant?

Parve: Orthodox jews have strict dietary laws preventing mixing dairy products with meat. Thus any product with the word parve on it, is certified to contain no lactose. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerant people eat foods with lactic acid in it?

Can lactose intolerant people eat foods with lactic acid in it?

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. ...Read more

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I have dermatitis herpetiformis. What foods are safe for a lactose intolerant to eat?

I have dermatitis herpetiformis. What foods are safe for a lactose intolerant to eat?

? celiac: Do you have celiac disease? If so then a gluten free diet would be encouraged. Lactose intolerat patients do poorly with dairy products. ...Read more

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My 4 wk old is lactose intolerant. What food should I avoid other than milk and cheese?

My 4 wk old is lactose intolerant. What food should I avoid other than milk and cheese?

Read labels: There is not much to worry about this young. However, as you move into jar foods later read the labels & be sure to avoid the products that list lactose or galactose as a component. ...Read more

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How do you feed a child that is lactose intolerant? Do foods without milk but with whey or casein cause problems?

How do you feed a child that is lactose intolerant?  Do foods without milk but with whey or casein cause problems?

Avoid lactose: The sugar in human and bovine (cow) milk is lactose and u avoid symptoms by avoiding lactose. Cheddar cheese, a bovine milk product has minimal lactose left in it after the transition to cheese. Other lactose free products like soy milk are available. A lactose intolerant kid can usually tolerate milk with added lactose enzyme that is sold under various names 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