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Can Lactose Intolerance Develop Suddenly
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
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
Yes, comes with age: The great majority of the world's population becomes lactose intolerant with age (except northern europeans), because people produce less and less lactase enzyme and will not be able to digest milk sugar. Lactose intolerance can come on more suddenly after diarrhea. Taking lactase (lactaid tablets) can help a lot. We humans are the only mammals who keep drinking milk after weaning off the breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's how it works: The same system that protects us from germs can decide something, like gluten, is an invader and mount various body defenses against it. It could happen anytime from birth on.It could be a simple allergic response like hives or a scary nasty one like those to bee stings. It can also trigger cross reactions that injure tissue, like celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
Both: A child is often transiently lactose intolerant if they have had a significant diarrhea & some may be able to digest lactose in early infancy loose the ability as they hit middle childhood.A few are born lactose intolerant, but far more develop it later in life. I find a lot of kids carry that label that are not really lactose intolerant. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more
Not Usually: if it truly is lactose intolerance, it is caused by an enzyme deficiency and it is very unlikely that your child will begin to make this enzyme again if they are not making it now. You can give lactase enzyme as a pill or chewable that will help to digest dairy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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