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Can Lactose Intolerance Cause Weight Gain
Possible: Would check with your doc as unintentional weigh loss can be concerning. ...Read more
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
See below YES: The role of dietary fructose in the development of obesity and fatty liver diseases remains controversial, with previous studies indicating that the problems resulted from fructose and a diet too high in calories. However, a new study conducted in an animal model at wake forest baptist medical center showed that fructose rapidly caused liver damage even without weight gain. See your md if youhave? ...Read more
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
Not likely: Food allergies is an immediate immune response caused by your body's reaction to the specific food. Your change in diet because of a food allergy may have you increasing sugars/carbs which may cause weight gain. Any suspicion of food allergy should be properly evaluated by an allergist with both blood and skin testing. ...Read more
No weight gain: Probiotics are bacteria that should normally inhabit the colon. There numbers are estimated to be 200 trillion in an optimaly healthy bowel. There job is to not only break down food, but to provide defense against harmful bacteria in our food, produce b vitamins and vitamin k, and provide for the conversion of thyroid hormone (t4) to its active hormone t3, (liothyronine) they do not cause weight gain. ...Read more
Possibly: Gluten needs to be eliminated from the diet of those genetically unable to digest this wheat protein. Others eliminate it because it is a form of a restricted diet since there are far fewer gluten free items to eat. Losing weight is a common goal of such persons. In most cases weight will be lost, but it is very possible with such a diet to ingest a lot of calories and therefore gain weight ...Read more
Yes: Often, protein foods are lacking in adequate fiber. Consequently, if one does not add enough fiber (e.g., fresh vegetables) and water to the diet constipation will result. Consuming protein is not typically associated with weight gain, except when taken in portions with too many calories. Consumption of carbohydrates (especially processed foods) is associated with weight gain and diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Ibs or irritable bowel syndrome is by definition a relatively benign condition although it can also be quite disabling, too. This is in contrast to inflammatory bowel disease or ibd which carries greater mortality/morbidity & can lead to sudden weight loss. Best to go see your family doc and get checked out. Hyperhyroidism comes to mind but so does colon cancer b/c you asked about ibs. Don't wait. ...Read more
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