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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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Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

No such restrictions: Dairy products are not harmful to patients with Cancer unless they are overweight, in which case we try to minimize dairy product use in order to lose weight. Over-weight is not good for anyone including patients with cancer. As such patients with Cancer are allowed to drink milk, especially reduced fat type of milk is good for their nutrition. Read more

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Ok so I have a bad ulcer Already taking meds, my dr said no dairy my question is can I drink lactose free milk??

Ok so I have a bad ulcer Already taking meds, my dr said no dairy my question is can I drink lactose free milk??

Still dairy: Lactose free milk is still considered dairy, as only the lactose has been taken out. Yogurt, milk, ice cream and cheeses are also all dairy. Soy, almond or rice milks are non-dairy alternatives. Read more

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Can I drink lactose free milk like almond milk but im not lactose tolerant is it still fine to drink lactose free milk?

Can I drink lactose free milk like almond milk but im not lactose tolerant is it still fine to drink lactose free milk?

Yes: Whether you have lactose issues or not, you are fine to drink lactose free cow's milk or any other "milk" product like almond milk. Read more

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How do I relieve bloating and gas, even though I only drink lactose free milk now?

How do I relieve bloating and gas, even though I only drink lactose free milk now?

Gas: Many processed foods contain dairy products; so you have to check ingredients. Of course, other dairy products contain lactose, too—cheese, ice cream, yogurt. You can take lactase tablets (otc) before a meal to help break down lactose. Simethicone can help break up gas bubbles to relieve bloating & discomfort. Read more

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What will happen if you drink a lactose free milk even though you're not lactose intolerant?

What will happen if you drink a lactose free milk even though you're not lactose intolerant?

Nothing: Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galactose, which can be absorbed without further enzymatic action in the intestine. It will not hurt you in any way to drink lactose-free milk. There is also no particular advantage unless you are lactose-intolerant. Read more

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My stomach bloats after drinking milk and yes I did buy lactose free milk but it did not work. What should I use?

My stomach bloats after drinking milk and yes I did buy lactose free milk but it did not work. What should I use?

You have to: Quit milk and milk products. It is much more likely to be due to somethihg given to cows to increase their milk output such as bovine growth hormone or antibiotics to prevent udder infection. A lot of people are affected. Read more

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When I take a lactose pill and drink milk my stomach still hurts. With any milk product I take a lactose pill it helps a little but still have painwhy?

Milk allergy: Problems with dairy has 2 components - the milk protein or casein, and then the milk sugar or lactose. Go to a4m.Com and use physician directory tab to locate a functional medicine doc in your zip code to help you do igg food allergy testing from alletest or genova and discover the true issue of your GI distress. Read more

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What happens if lactose imtolerant people eat or drink milk?

What happens if lactose imtolerant people eat or drink milk?

Gas bloat cramp: Gas, bloating and cramping are the effects of drinking milk in people who are lactose intolerant. It may be dose dependent. The higher the dose, the worse the symptoms you experience. Read more

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What happens if lactose intolerent people eat or drink milk?

Bloating and pain: Usually patients will develop bloating, gassiness, diarrhea and vague abdominal pain. Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your body if you drink milk and lactose intolerant?

Could you tell me what happens to your body if you drink milk and lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: You may have in such case some or all the symptoms such as abdominal pain, excessive gas, foul smelling gas and a loose to watery bowel movement. This is the result of the inability to digest lactose due to the deficiency of the enzyme lactose. This enzyme breaks down the lactose, which is a disaccharide (2 single sugar molecules attached together) to mono saccharides, that can be absorbed. Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

No: Too much cow milk can cause microscopic gut injury & blood loss leading to anemia.We encourage parents to limit toddlers milk intake to 16-24 oz/day.Lactose intolerance is caused by genetic lack of, or acquired loss (ie chronic diarrhea) of the enzyme lactase from the absorptive surfaces in the gut. Read more

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Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Lactose: That is what lactose intolerance is. It is caused by an insufficiency of the lactase enzyme in the intestine. Milk can be purchased that is lactose free or can be treated with enzymes to break down the lactose sugar. Aged cheeses and yogurt are better tolerated than milk by people with lactose intolerance. The fat content does not significantly affect lactose, skim is not better than regular milk. Read more

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If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away?

If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away?

Will not go away: If you are lactose intolerant your symptoms will improve on lactose free diet. Drink lactose free milk. See your doctor to make sure that you do not have any other cause of your symptoms. Read more

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If I have gas would drinking milk help relieve the gas if I have lactose?

If I have gas would drinking milk help relieve the gas if I have lactose?

No: Milk contains lactose and if you do not tolerate lactose, it will make your gas worse. You can buy lactose free milk or add lactaid to your milk. All the best. Read more

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What to do about severe lactose intolerance? Are lactaid milks ok to drink?

What to do about severe lactose intolerance? Are lactaid milks ok to drink?

Yes: Avoid foods containing lactose (dairy), lactaid should be fine because it does not contain lactose. Read more

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