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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

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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Can a hemmoroid be irritated with a bad lactose intolerance attack and how can it get in the way?

Irritated: A hemorrhoid can be irritated with the constant diarrhea or change in bowels that may come form a lactose intolerance attack. Once the area calms down, increasing fluids, fiber, some steroid creams etc. May help treat the hemorrhoid. If big and not resolving, it may need a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I feel sick every time I drink milk (which is odd, because I'm not lactose intolerant), what other ways can I get a good source of calcium?

I feel sick every time I drink milk (which is odd, because I'm not lactose intolerant), what other ways can I get a good source of calcium?

Calcium : there are many foods besides milk which contain substantial levels of calcium. Yogurt, collard greens, black-eyed peas, cheese food, trail mix, canned salmon, baked beans, tofu, and cottage cheese all contain more than 100 mg of calcium per serving. In addition, you could try skim milk or almond milk. Finally, calcium supplements such as Tums (calcium carbonate) are available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to randomly get lactose intolerant sometimes?

Yes: Transient lactose intolerance often comes after a stomach flu. The damage to the bowel often damages the enzymes that break down lactose. These "regrow" over several weeks and then the lactose intolerance should go away! ...Read more

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How do I get lactose enzymes when I am lactose intolerant?

How do I get lactose enzymes when I am lactose intolerant?

Commercial products: There are commercially available dairy products that have lactose removed for those who are lactose intolerant. Ask your parents/guardian to buy those products. I believe there is also a lactase enzyme product available so that you can add it to any dairy meal outside of home. ...Read more

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Could I be lactose intolerant if I get gassy with milk?

Could I be lactose intolerant if I get gassy with milk?

Yes.: Lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gas, stomach pain and diarrhea after consuming milk products. If you are planning on avoiding dairy and milk you would need to check with your doctor or a dietitian about making sure your calcium intake is adequate. ...Read more

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If i suspect my 8 yr old might be lactose intolerant, can I get her tested?

If i suspect my 8 yr old might be lactose intolerant, can I get her tested?

See the pediatrician: Testing is available though he/she may simply recommend a trial of lactase enzyme replacement to see if it helps. Much less expensive to do this. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more