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Can You Stop Being Lactose Intolerant
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
I am very gasey i thought i was lactose intolerant so i stop using diary products still gasey wen i pass. Gas its really disgusting what do u think?
Gas producing food: There are other things that may give you gas. For example legumes in the form of beans are gas producing. Consult a gastroenterologist or nutrionist for more informstion. ...Read more
Confusing question: If baby is truly lactose intolerant, s/he will not be able to tolerate your milk.All human milk contains lactose. If you are not lactose intolerant, you can consume it and it will not effect the "lactose" content of babies milk. Some babies are partially intolerant to lactose after diarrheal illness, but recover. ...Read more
I'm lactose intolerant. If I accidentally have milk and I take charcoal will it help absorb the milk and stop cramping?
No: It will not help. Drink a lot of water, and in about 24 hours you should be fine ...Read more
I was never historically lactose intolerant but find now that I throw up in my mouth after I eat dairy.
How do I make this stop?
Don't eat dairy!But:: This does not sound like lactose intolerance (which causes gas/loose stools) but more like a possible allergy to dairy. Dairy allergy is fairly common and, if that's the case, the only thing that works is to avoid dairy. After avoiding for several months your sensitivity should decrease.But you may find you tolerate goat and sheep dairy and you may do fine with raw cow milk/raw cheese. Experiment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The lactose intolerant person is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age. It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea, but this mar heal and tolerance returns. You can either avoid lactose or take the enzyme as a supplement ; have a great life. ...Read more
Maybe: A baby can develop transient lactose intolerance after a bad diarrhea. It seldom lasts more than a week or two, and healing is delayed if lactose containing feeds continue during the illness.You really didn't offer much to go on.In the future please list the kids age and other symptoms when you ask a question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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