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Can you tell me is my back pain related to lactose intolerance?

Can you tell me is my back pain related to lactose intolerance?

Unlikely: Back pain without the typical abdominal symptoms would not be related to lactose intolerance. ...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've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

Gluten sensitivity: Is a third possibility. I suggest you see your doctor and ask about all of these. You need a good exam to start with. You may need to have some blood tests done if this is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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I think I became lactose intolerant. My symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lower sever abdominal pain, back pain by kidneys, bloating, and gassy?

I think I became lactose intolerant. My symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lower sever abdominal pain, back pain by kidneys, bloating, and gassy?

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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Please tell me, could lactose intolerance come back.?

Please tell me, could lactose intolerance come back.?

Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Yes.: Any cheese you buy should be devoid of carbohydrate, but your lucky: swiss, chedder, colby, provolone, parmesgan, romano, etc. Avoid american processed chees. (read the lable-carbs which are lactose). Frozen ices and most yogurts contain lactose. Greek and middle eastern style yogurts may contain little to none. But check the carbs-lactose, unless sweetened with corn syrup & dextrose. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause hemroids?

Can lactose intolerance cause hemroids?

Indirectly: Lactose intolerance can cause loose and/or frequent stools which can cause development and irritation of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating. ...Read more

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How to stop bloating pain caused by lactose intolerance?

How to stop bloating pain caused by lactose intolerance?

Sure lact intol?: If you are sure the symptoms are due to lactose intolerance, as opposed to lots of other causes, e.g. Ulcers, infection, inflammatory bowel, celiac, parasites, tumors, other, then warm beverages may help stimulate bowel and pass gas. Gas-x works in stomach not farther down. Peppermint oil, chamomile, fennel, caraway all decrease spasm in bowel-may help. If recurrent symptom, see md. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Perspectives differ: From my perspective the problem creates bloating, cramping, loose acidic stools & peri-anal irritation. I consider that an inconvenience. It does not cause your gut to bleed or worrisome damage to the intestines. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Probably not: If you have celaic disease you could also have a rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. this could be a "chnage in skin color"

IF you get dehydrated b/o lactose intolerance you could look grey or yellow
otherwise nope ...Read more

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Can acute or chronic pancreatitis cause secondary lactose intolerance?

Can acute or chronic pancreatitis cause secondary lactose intolerance?

No: Lactase, the enzyme missing from lactose intolerant people, is normally made and present in the absorptive cells lining the inside of the intestine.The pancreas makes enzymes that are transported to and added to the stuff you are digesting. About a 4th of adults are lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should not drinking milk for 5 years maybe cause lactose intolerance?

Expert opinion - should not drinking milk for 5 years maybe cause lactose intolerance?

Not unlikely: Lactose intolerance is a hereditary condition especially common among africans and asians. If one only has mild lactose intolerance, the condition may possibly get worse if one abstains from dairy for a long period of time. However not consuming dairy does not induce lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can you develop lactose intolerance with age? Or is it possible to have had it as a kid, have it go dormant for a while then come back in your 20’s?

Lactose intolerance.: ....Increases with age, yes. It can also be a temporary side effect of gastrointestinal illnesses. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden onset of lactose intolerance?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is due to the loss of the lactase enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose in dairy. Lactose is the primary sugar in dairy. It is very common for people to eventually become lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lactose intolerance in people and why does it occur?

What are the causes of lactose intolerance in people and why does it occur?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase normally found in the gut which is needed to digest milk sugar or lactose found in milk and many dairy products. The condition is usually genetic but may not appear until teens or early adulthood. ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance come back?

Could lactose intolerance come back?

Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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If I am trying to cut out dairy for skin and lactose intolerance reasons, should I cut it out completely or just majorly cut back?

If I am trying to cut out dairy for skin and lactose intolerance reasons, should I cut it out completely or just majorly cut back?

Confusing statement: Lactose intolerance is an issue you can separate from dairy. Total exclusion is often unnecessary unless you have a dairy sensitivity (hives, skin test positive, elevated IgA to bovine protein). Low lactose products like yogurt and cheddar cheese are often tolerated by lactose sensitive persons. There is controversy over the influence of dairy on skin with many discounting the idea. ...Read more

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Why is gas caused by lactose intolerance so painful?

Why is gas caused by lactose intolerance so painful?

Malabsorption: You have ingested a substance that your body is having difficulty of absorbing or breaking down; lots of gas is formed in a short period of time making an intense stew of gas in your intestine. Ouch! ...Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

No: Too much cow milk can cause microscopic gut injury & blood loss leading to anemia.We encourage parents to limit toddlers milk intake to 16-24 oz/day. Lactose intolerance is caused by genetic lack of, or acquired loss (ie chronic diarrhea) of the enzyme lactase from the absorptive surfaces in the gut. ...Read more

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Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

No: Many with this defect learn to avoid lactose while growing up, because it makes them cramp. They can sometimes consume a minor amount without symptoms. However, when they drink a full glass of milk it would set off the expected pattern of problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Unlikely: Lactose intolerance is not known to cause duodenitis or gastritis. There can be cross over between the symptoms people experience from these conditions. Pain in the upper abdomen, fullness after meals, rescued appetite, belching, nausea/vomiting are called 'dyspepsia' and there is a wide range of possible causes. You would be best to see your GP to review this in detail. ...Read more

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Is it possible that drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is a common disorder due to the inability to digest lactose secondary to low levels of lactase enzyme.
Drinking too much milk will not cause lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Thanks for asking!: Celiac disease, which is gluten intolerance (not lactose intolerance) can be associated with thyroid disease and other auto immune disorders. Patients with celiac disease, especially when not on gluten free diet can have lactase deficiency and therefore lactose intolernace. Some patients with treated celiac disease can have lactose intolernace due to lactase deficiency, jus like any other person. ...Read more

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Has lactose intolerance ever caused you gas or nausea?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can cause gas pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. ...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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What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is due to a deficiency of lactase, which is the intestinal enzyme that helps you digest lactose. ...Read more

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Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

No, but....: Lactose tolerance is a lack of enzyme lactase in the GI tract. Drinking mill doesn't cause this, but by definition, if lactose intolerant, u should avoid drinking milk. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more