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Is it possible to stop being lactose intolerant?

Is it possible to stop being lactose intolerant?

Yes: Ones sensitivity to lactose can vary, so it is always worth trying a little if one wants to. Best to keep amounts small and with other foods. Hard cheeses tend to be better tolerated. ...Read more

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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What all must I stop eating if lactose intolerant ?

What all must I stop eating if lactose intolerant ?

Spreadable and drink: Milk products that are drinkable and spreadable have high blactose contenet.Lactaidev milk and ice cream predigest lactose and may be used. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If baby is lactose intolerant then do I need to stop taking milk if breastfeeding?

If baby is lactose intolerant then do I need to stop taking milk if breastfeeding?

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

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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?

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 more

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Why am i lactose intolerant?

Why am i lactose intolerant?

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

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Is my baby lactose intolerant?

Is my baby lactose intolerant?

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 more

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Silk ok if lactose intolerant?

Yes: Silk is soy milk (the whey from fermenting soy). There are no milk products in it, thus no lactose. ...Read more

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Could you become lactose intolerant?

Could you become lactose intolerant?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can develop in adulthood. It can be primary loss of lactase enzyme activity which is genetically programmed. It can also be secondary, due to injury of the small intestine by another disease such as celiac disease. ...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