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Digestive Advantage Lactose Intolerance Side Effects
I have lactose intolerance. Can I take Azithromycin 250 mg (2 tabs once daily)? I want to make sure I don't get any bad side effects. Thanks
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
If I am lactose intolerant, when I eat dairy products am I still absorbing the nutrients? Is gas and discomfort the only real side effects?
I want to start taking protein supplement. Which one is has good protein & least side effects? I'm lactose intolerant.
Whey protein powder: Contains very little lactose and so many lactose intolerant folks can use it w/out issue. If you can't, there are lactose free whey protein powders on the market. Make sure it is from free range cattle rather than cows penned up and fed hormones and antibiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
What's the worst that can happen if a lactose intolerant person continues to have lactose without a lactaid digestive enzyme?
The basics: Lactose intolerance is basically a transient or permanent loss of the ability to digest/absorb lactose sugar. The membrane in your gut lacks an enzyme needed, so if you consume lactose, it passes through without absorption allowing gut bacteria to feed on it & produce gas and acid. This makes you gassy & cramp. Avoid ingesting lactose and you avoid symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: Lactose intolerance is seen in most parts of the world (asia, africa, latin america) and here especially as we age. Lactose intolerance can be mild or severe with the best results coming from the avoidance of dairy products. You can use lactaid pills if is mild but they do not work if it is severe. ...Read more
Foods without lactos: Foods without lactose, which means milk, some cheeses, yogurt (regular). Lactose intolerance can also occur with foods which have significant milk or milk powder added. Milk whey is lactose free. All cheeses without carbs can be eaten. ...Read more
Yes: A number of adults become lactose intolerant in their adult life not during their childhood. ...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
No: Once you have it, you are stuck with it, use lactaid tablets with dairy products from now on. ...Read more
GI problems: Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose due to a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Common symptoms of this condition include abdominal bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, gas, and nausea. These symptoms tend to occur soon after the ingestion of milk products. Infants or children with lactose intolerance may have slow growth or weight loss. ...Read more
Avoid and monitor: A doctor can usually tell if you have lactose intolerance by asking questions about your symptoms. An elimination of dairy products for a short time to see if your symptoms improve suggests lactose intolerance. Sometimes a hydrogen breath test or a blood sugar test is used to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more