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What to do if I have lactose intolerance, so I drink lactaid milk but get problems when I heat it up?

What to do if I have lactose intolerance, so I drink lactaid milk but get problems when I heat it up?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is due to inability to digest sugar called lactose. Temperature of milk should not significantly alter symptoms related to this condition. It is possible that you have other concomitant condition for which you should see your doctor, if the symptoms are severe or is accompanied by other signs. ...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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What to do about severe lactose intolerance? Are lactaid milks ok to drink?

What to do about severe lactose intolerance? Are lactaid milks ok to drink?

Yes: Avoid foods containing lactose (dairy), lactaid should be fine because it does not contain lactose. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become lactose intolerant by drinking lactaid?

No: Lactaid is used to treat lactose intolerance. It would not cause intolerance. ...Read more

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I have a lot of burping and stomach troubles after milk or ice cream. I tried Lactaid Milk and had the same problems. Am I lactose intolerant?

I have a lot of burping and stomach troubles after milk or ice cream. I tried Lactaid Milk and had the same problems. Am I lactose intolerant?

Burping and milk: Jacob, people with proper lactose intolerance have an absence of an enzyme in the gut that digests milk called LACTASE. If you do not have this (congenitally) then you are intolerant of milk and that causes, cramps and diarrea. Yours sounds more like a functional intolerance, so if it upsets you, just avoid it. Thanks ...Read more

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My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

Pricey solution: Soy based milk like products are lactose free & much less expensive. A 16 mo cam also get all the calcium they need from a couple of tum's /day & just drink water. The other stuff in milk can be made up by a diverse diet. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I lose weight from drinking milk if I'm lactose intolerant?

Is it possible that I lose weight from drinking milk if I'm lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: Is often confused with milk and milk product intolerance. I assume that you get diarrhea with milk, hence the question. Stop milk and its products. ...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 there any kind of milk they can drink if they are lactose intolerant?

Multiple: Lactose intolerance is due to a missing digestive enzyme (lactase) in the gut of affected persons. There are commercial products that have the lactase enzyme added like lactaid milk. Soy milk is naturally lactose free. You can also buy the missing enzyme in tablet form and take it before consuming lactose containing products. ...Read more

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What can people do if they cannot drink milk because they are lactose intolerant?

Lactose Intolerance: For people who are unable to drink milk, there are a variety of choices, such as lactaid or dairy ease products. Here is more info on do's and don'ts for those with this condition:
http://www. Laendo. Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your body if you drink milk and lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: You may have in such case some or all the symptoms such as abdominal pain, excessive gas, foul smelling gas and a loose to watery bowel movement. This is the result of the inability to digest lactose due to the deficiency of the enzyme lactose. This enzyme breaks down the lactose, which is a disaccharide (2 single sugar molecules attached together) to mono saccharides, that can be absorbed. ...Read more

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What happens if your slightly lactose intolerant, can you cure it by drinking more milk?

What happens if your slightly lactose intolerant, can you cure it by drinking more milk?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is due to inability to produce sufficient enzyme, lactase, to digest lactose, a sugar. You can not induce production of enzyme by drinking more. Therefore, it is recommended that you take supplemental aid like lactaid which does exactly that. Here is more info on this condition: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink a lactose free milk even though you're not lactose intolerant?

Nothing: Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galactose, which can be absorbed without further enzymatic action in the intestine. It will not hurt you in any way to drink lactose-free milk. There is also no particular advantage unless you are lactose-intolerant. ...Read more

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I'm not lactose intolerant but I stopped drinking milk for maybe month or so. Now when I drink milk I get grossed out real bad but I don't get sick y?

I'm not lactose intolerant but I stopped drinking milk for maybe month or so. Now when I drink milk I get grossed out real bad but I don't get sick y?

Not sure but...: Many feel milk is appropriate for young children, but no other species drinks milk when mature. There are sound reasons from a health perspective to reduce dairy in your diet. The fact that milk grosses you out suggests that some part of you recognizes it is best avoided-see http://www. Pcrm. Org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products
if you do have dairy choose organic! ...Read more

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If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away?

If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away?

Will not go away: If you are lactose intolerant your symptoms will improve on lactose free diet. Drink lactose free milk. See your doctor to make sure that you do not have any other cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to drink 6 glasses of skim/low fat milk every day? Because I'm trying to gain weight. By the way I'm not lactose intolerant.

Not bad but...: 8oz of skim milk have 80 calories in them, so 6 glasses a day would be 480 from the milk alone. Depending on how much & what else you eat, this may be more than you want. Otherwise, it's not a problem. ...Read more

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I feel sick every time I drink milk (which is odd, because I'm not lactose intolerant), what other ways can I get a good source of calcium?

I feel sick every time I drink milk (which is odd, because I'm not lactose intolerant), what other ways can I get a good source of calcium?

Calcium: There are many foods besides milk which contain substantial levels of calcium. Yogurt, collard greens, black-eyed peas, cheese food, trail mix, canned salmon, baked beans, tofu, and cottage cheese all contain more than 100 mg of calcium per serving. In addition, you could try skim milk or almond milk. Finally, calcium supplements such as Tums (calcium carbonate) are available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk while being lactose intolerant cause weight loss?

Can drinking milk while being lactose intolerant cause weight loss?

Yes: Yes drinking milk with lactose intolerance, there is some malabsorption of milk, this could cause some weight loss, because of nausea vomiting or diarrhea as symptoms. It is unusual for lactose intolerance to cause weight loss ...Read more

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I believe I am lactose intolerant as after just a glass of milk I get exstremly gassy, but I love dairy products, what can I drink to lessen the gasses, as its uncomfortable, just one glass of milk makes me gassy for 2 days a out?

I believe I am lactose intolerant as after just a glass of milk I get exstremly gassy, but I love dairy products, what can I drink to lessen the gasses, as its uncomfortable, just one glass of milk makes me gassy for 2 days a out?

Lactose-free dairy: Confirm a lactose (milk sugar) intolerance by a lab test (seldom done) or by watching his pattern of symptoms: perfectly normal when not eating dairy, but gassy with poop changes soon after eating dairy. In California, lactose-free cow milk, yogurt, and ice cream are sold. If one cannot find those products, just buy lactase enzyme tablets. People use 1/2 to 2 tablets before each serving of dairy. ...Read more

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Am I lactose intolerant if I get gas and the runs when I drink milk?

Am I lactose intolerant if I get gas and the runs when I drink milk?

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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If when I drink milk I have gas and get the runs, does it mean I am lactose intolerant?

If when I drink milk I have gas and get the runs, does it mean I am lactose intolerant?

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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Is it healthy for me to drink 2% milk & I'm lactose intolerant? I always drink it & nothing seems to happen except constipation & gas. Is it healthy?

Lactose intolerance: Not unhealthy. Lactose intolerance however means that to avoid symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, gas, bloating, diarrhea, etc you should be on a lactose free diet. Milk choices include lactose free (lactaid milk) or soy milk. ...Read more

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Am lactose intolerant-have to limit dairy. However, my stomach hurts the same amount when drinking ALT to milk vs reg milk. Could it be something else?

Maybe also IBS.: An estimated one-fourth of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) also are lactose intolerant. Unpleasant symptoms, such as bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation can result from irritable bowel syndrome as well as lactose intolerance. Eating smaller meals, reducing stress and avoiding foods known to irritate the stomach lining, such as rye, barley, caffeine and/or alcohol. Consult doctor ...Read more

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How does it feel to be lactose intolerant hi I have been drinking lots of milk latley and afterwards I get the worst stomach aches do you think that means I could be lactose intolerant?

How does it feel to be lactose intolerant hi I have been drinking lots of milk latley and afterwards I get the worst stomach aches do you think that means I could be lactose intolerant?

Possibly: But lactose intolerant people not only have stomach pain after eating dairy products, they also experience severe diarrhea. If you have a feeling that you might be lactose intolerant please see a doctor for an official diagnosis and possible guidelines for treatment. ...Read more

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Am I lactose intolerant? If I drink milk eat ice cream or something like that I can't breathe through my nose and get sick. Why is this? Cheese is ok

Am I lactose intolerant? If I drink milk eat ice cream or something like that I can't breathe through my nose and get sick. Why is this? Cheese is ok

Possible allergy: Nasal congestion is not a typical symptom for lactose intolerance. Rather, it fits better with an allergic reaction to milk protein. Lactose intolerance is the result of an inability to digest the sugar lactose. The consequence is excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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How can drinking milk for a lactose intolerant person cause severe muscle and nerve pain from the shoulder and back down to the leg into the ankle?

How can drinking milk for a lactose intolerant person cause severe muscle and nerve pain from the shoulder and back down to the leg into the ankle?

It shouldn't,: The type of pain that you are describing is not typical of problems due to lactose intolerance. The description that you give lends more toward an orthopedic, perhaps a back problem, or a neurologic cause. I would recommend a check up by your doctor or by an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What OTC med can I take to get rid of stomach cramping from drinking milk? (lactose intolerant) using heating pad on my stomach but pain is still bad

Not much: Lactaid pills need to be taken with the first sip/bite of the milk product otherwise the GI side effects are already set in motion and you will simply need to ride it out. ...Read more

Lactaid (Definition)

Lactaid is a dietary supplement used by people with lactose intolerance to help digest lactose better. Lactaid contains lactase which is the enzyme ...Read more


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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more