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Can You Develop Lactose Intolerance Later In Life
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
A forever problem: Lactose intolerance is genetically based (please see my earlier answer), & is "forever." of course, some people with the condition have higher threshold for tolerating at least a certain amount of lactose. Also, replacement of lactase (the enzyme that breaks lactose down) is over-the-counter, can permit better tolerance of ingested lactose. Minimize lactose-containing foods unless lactase is taken. ...Read more
So I am not very familiar with lactose intolerance. Is it something that you are born with or can it come along later in life?
My sister son boy 3year old had lactose intolerance we cut all the milk product what is the treatment of this condition
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See below.: Eliminating lactose-containing food is the treatment. If he is better with that dietary change, stick with it for now. Your sister can discuss re-introducing dairy in the future with his pediatrician. Some children do "outgrow" this issue, but some certainly have it through their lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virtually all..: Most caucasians who continue to drink milk thoughout their lives, continue to induce the production of lactase and do not develop oit. If you go without dairy for a long time, you can induce it. African-americans usually developed mild to more sigicant problems the older they get! ...Read more
Both: Lactose intolerance is thought to have three basic pathways: lack of the enzyme lactoase from birth ( the largest group); loss of the lactase enzyme over time ( a lesser number) & transient lactose intolerance due to localized bowel injury ( can occur in anyone often with bad diarrhea.). ...Read more
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 is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more
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