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Milk seems to give me digestive problems. How do I know if this is lactose intolerance?

Milk seems to give me digestive  problems. How do I know if this is lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: Cow's and breast milk both contain lactose as the predominant sugar. Try withholding milk and dairy for 2 to 4 weeks and watch your symptoms disappear if you suffer from lactose intolerance. Milk allergy can be ruled out by either a skin test or rast blood test. ...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


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What happens when a lactose intolerant person has lactose a lot without lactaid digestive enzymes?

What happens when a lactose intolerant person has lactose a lot without lactaid digestive enzymes?

Gas,cramps,diarrhea: Lactose will case gas, produced by some bacterial action on the sugar, cramping, and loose stools. The un-absorbed lactose acts as an osmotic agent and pulls water into the stool. It also produces a somewhat acidic stool that will produce a chemical burn on exiting the body. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a lactose intolerance attack to go away?

1-2 days: Longer bouts of bloating and diarrhea are possibly due to other poorly digested sugars and fiber in the diet that can also trigger gas. After a large lactose load, bacteria that "ate" the lactose blooms and the higher bacterial load can now account for lingering symptoms in the sensitive digestive tract. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance trouble! how can I overcome this?

Lactose intolerance trouble! how can I overcome this?

Lactose Intolerance: You can either add a dairy-digestive supplement to anytime you ingest dairy with lactose or you can switch to lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more

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Does obesity make lactose intolerance worse?

If overeating dairy!: Skinny people, normal people, and obese people all can be lactose intolerant. The great majority of the world's population becomes lactose intolerant with age, because people produce less and less lactase enzyme and will not be able to digest milk sugar. Taking lactase (lactaid tablets) can help a lot. We humans are the only mammals who keep drinking milk after weaning off the breast. ...Read more

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I have developed an lactose intolerance strict in past month, ever heard of ways to get rid of this ?

Lactose Intolerance: Once you got it, you got it for good. Only treatment is to use the lactaid digestive tablets with meals or to use lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more

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Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have.Lactose intolerance?

Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have.Lactose intolerance?

Maybe: Lact intol is digestive issue, not allergy. Less milk sugar in milk chocolate. High sugar and fat content slows down stomach emptying, slows down load of milk sugar (lactose) to small intestine, less likely to overload it. Whole milk better tolerated than skim; mixed meal better than milk alone; yogurt/kefir better than reg milk (bacteria digest some lactose); hard cheese better than e.g. Cott. ...Read more

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How do milk allergies differ from lactose intolerance?

How do milk allergies differ from lactose intolerance?

Antibodies: People with a milk allergy develop antibodies to proteins in milk; every time they are exposed to those proteins (whether it's a little or a lot), they have a reaction. People with lactose intolerance are missing an enzyme that allows them to break down lactose; without the enzyme, the sugar in milk passes through their digestive tract unchanged causing symptoms. A little milk is often tolerated. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance (lactose intolerance), is a condition where a person's body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to digest the milk sugars. Without this enzyme, the milk sugar goes undigested, which can cause ...Read more