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Can You Have Lactose Intolerance Without The Diarrhea
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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Is it possible to have some kind of mild intolerance to milk / dairy unrelated to lactose intolerance?
Yes: This is a very good question. It's fairly common for lactose intolerance that's genetically programmed to be unmasked after a bowel infection, and even if you're not going to be lactose-intolerant long-term, it can take a while for the disaccharidase molecules to be restored on the cells of the small intestine. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Even 8 ounce cup of milk can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, cramping in abdomen. Whole milk has less lactose than low fat or skim milk. Yogurt, cheese, butter have less. Aged cheese has lot less lactose. Lactose is mostly in the watery portion of the milk. Breast milk has even more lactose than regular milk! ...Read more
If you are lactose intolerant and still have bloating/gas from lactose-free yogurt, is there something else in the diary that causes these symptoms?
Cramp, bloat: Cramp, bloat, gas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Options: Lactose intolerance occurs in those who have loss of the enzyme that digests lactose in their intestines. If you consume it and have no way to digest it, gut germs will creating extra gas & acid which triggers cramps. Lactaid is just the enzyme that is missing, which can reduce symptoms, but many don't take enough to match their lactose intake. Either take more lactaid or consume less lactose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have lactose intolerance, could you also have a milk allergy as well? Is it possible to have both lactose intolerance and allergy?
Avoidance: Lactose intolerance can lead to crampy abdominal pain and diarrhea. The best treatment for lactose intolerance is to minimize your dairy intake. There are milk substitutes and acidophilus milk. In addition, taking lactaid tabs before ingesting dairy products can help. Better to treat the underlying condition. Pain medicine is not very helpful. ...Read more
Bacteria make gas: A normal person eating a healthy diet can get flatulent. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas & diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure...: There's no standard symptoms. Breath testng is usually diagnostic in identifying sibo. For others, symptom response to empiric antibiotics aimed at treating suspected sibo may be equally helpful. ...Read more
Yes: Non-celiac wheat intolerance is beginning to be recognized by doctors as a real and growing problem. Partly could be due to gmo wheat and partly to roundup residue on commercial non-organic wheat. ...Read more
You can do it @home: Just eat a small amount and see if you get symptoms..If you do try lactaid products. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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