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Can someone get lactose intolerance later in life?

Can someone get lactose intolerance later in life?

Yes: A number of adults become lactose intolerant in their adult life not during their childhood. ...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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Can someone get lactose intolerance later on in life?

Yes: Sometimes lactose intolerance can develop, especially after a GI viral illness or in older adults. Avoid lactose and see if it helps your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are people born lactose intolerant? Can it also be developed later in life?

Are people born lactose intolerant? Can it also be developed later in life?

Later in life: Usually later in life. Lactose is the primary sugar in breast milk, and survival of an infant would depend on the ability to absorb milk sugar and its calories. As you get older, you lose the enzyme and the ability to absorb milk sugar. ...Read more

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Can a person develop lactose intolerance?

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 more

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Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Yes: Gluten sensitivity is genetically predisposed but only a small percentage of people with the genes develop the symptoms. You may develop symptoms at nearly any age although the disease process might have started much earlier. ...Read more

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Can you develop a peanut allergy later early in life before you ever eat a peanut?

Can you develop a peanut allergy later early in life before you ever eat a peanut?

Yes: Some children can become sensitized through breastfeeding and others by touching or rubbing peanut butter on the skin. Months later they have reactions when they eat peanut products for the first time. ...Read more

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Can you develops pku later in life?

Can you develops pku later in life?

Not possible: PKU is not a disease you can get.It is based on mistakes in the genes where the protein cannot be metabolized properly.Your body gets 2 copies of the gene, if one is defective, the other can do the work, but if you are born with 2 defective genes you have the problem at birth.Once you start consuming protein, your metabolism can't process the phenylalanine. ...Read more

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Can you develops pku later in life?

Can you develops pku later in life?

No: PKU is a genetic disease that you are born with. Newborn screening helps to diagnose this disease and guides the treatment. Having it diagnosed later in life leads to more problems. A special diet low in phenylalanine is the treatment. During pregnancy it is particularly important. ...Read more

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Can you newly be allergic later in life to some food which you've eaten frequently as a child?

Can you newly be allergic later in life to some food which you've eaten frequently as a child?

Generally not: True food allergies typically don't develop as an adult. As the digestive tract ages, however, it sometimes gets finicky, and some foods that have been well tolerated begin to cause some discomfort. The difference is that an intolerance can never become life threatening, but the end result is the same - whether it's an intolerance or a true food allergy, all you can do is avoid it. ...Read more

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Would a child develop lactose intolerance or are people born with it?

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

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Can you develop lactose intolerance? Or is it something your born with?

Can you develop lactose intolerance? Or is it something your born with?

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

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What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance and can you develop it over years?

Stomach symptoms: Lactose intolerance is the result of missing the enzyme lactase which digests the sugar lactose. Symptoms include: nausea, belly pain, diarrhea. All typically happen after consuming dairy. ...Read more

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Can someone develop an allergy to latex later in life?

Can someone develop an allergy to latex later in life?

Yes: It's hard to get latex allergy. Nurses develop eczema or contact dermatitis after using latex gloves for years. Later anaphylaxis, severe life-endangering form of allergy, occurs if latex contacts a mucosal surface - like a balloon in your mouth - or during surgery when the surgeon's gloves touches the inside of the body. Kids get it if they require multiple catheterizations for neurogenic bladder. ...Read more

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When after eating gluten does a rash occur in people with a gluten intolerance?

When after eating gluten does a rash occur in people with a gluten intolerance?

Varies: It can vary from a few hours to a few days or not ay all. The same is true with GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a child develop lactose intolerance or are people just born with it?

Does a child develop lactose intolerance or are people just born with it?

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

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Can you develop food allergies after pregnancy?

Can you develop food allergies after pregnancy?

Food allergies: you can develop food allergy or any type of allergy at any age. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance develop suddenly?

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

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Is it possible to become intollerent to lactose late in life?

Is it possible to become intollerent to lactose late in life?

Yes you can: Yes you can become lactose intolerance late in life.75% of adults worldwide show some decrease in lactase activity during adulthood.The lactase deficiency can be genetic or aquired and induced by the envoienment. ...Read more

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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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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more