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Can Lactose Intolerance Cause Seizures
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Lactose intolerance generally causes some gassiness, some bloating in the tummy, and some loose stools. Sometimes there is also constipation. If there are recurrent or serious seizures, a person likely has something worse than just being lactose intolerant. Lactose is not necessary, meaning a person can find plenty of foods or drinks that do not contain lactose. ...Read more
Would be a rarity: Never seen it in my patients BUT after doing a little research I discovered that according to eHealthme.com there are over 37,000 people reporting side effects to Lamictal and of those 3 reported heat intolerance. That is a percentage risk of 0.01. Perhaps you are the 4th person? Check out this link: http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/lamictal/sensitivity+to+heat I cannot vouch for the website myself ...Read more
Not that we know of: There are no known connections between lactose intolerance and anxiety. However, you should make sure that your symptoms are actually due to lactose intolerance and not related to "irritable bowel syndrome." ibs is an anxiety-related condition that causes abdominal symptoms. The symptoms never wake people up at night, which is a diagnostic clue. ...Read more
Sudden lactose intol: Defects in lactose absorption can be acquired (due to inflammatory conditions of the intestine*) or congenital. Adult lactase deficiency (hypolactasia) is autosomal recessive (ar) & present in >75% of non-caucasians & 20% of caucasians. Congenital lactase deficiency (ar) is acute watery diarrhea in infants. *see your doctor for evaluation if your lactose intolerance is indeed of sudden onset. ...Read more
Maybe unrelated...: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames & destroys the lining of the small intestine--triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein in wheat, barley, rye). Lots of immunologic & inflammatory symptoms can result. However, dizziness in a 56 year old lady can be serious, unrelated to cd, & deserves cardiovascular & neurologic work-up. ...Read more
Possibly: Lactose intolerance can lead to decrease absorption in certain proteins and calcium then increasing your risk for gastritis. You are then placed on Omeprazole maybe in part for this reason. The Omeprazole can decrease the absorption of iron and magnesium. Chronic inflammation of the stomach decreases the body'y ability to absorb b12. This definitely can give a peripheral neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Carb intolerances are from the intestinal enzyme deficiencies, not low stomach acid. ...Read more
Genes/Meds/Religion: Alcohol is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in all humans but varies depending on sex and race. People with low levels - young females and those of asian descent may have typical red flush when drinking. Medication interactions are another important reason for intolerance. However, in the western world religion is probably the leading cause of alcohol intolerance. ...Read more
Possibly: Lactose intolerance can be genetic and recognized in infancy or acquired in later life. Gluten intolerance also has a genetic component but can also be acquired, it is seldom recognized until later. A person could have the tendency for both, or gluten induced gut changes may produce a lactose intolerance that might improve on a gluten free diet. ...Read more
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