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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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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

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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?

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?

Nutrients elsewhere: If you are uncomfortable after eating dairy, it is a signal that your body may need a different source for those nutrients. Many vegetables can give you the calcium. There are many other sources of protein such as meat, eggs, nuts, soy. ...Read more

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I want to start taking protein supplement. which one is has good protein & least side effects? I'm lactose intolerant.

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

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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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Could lactose intolerance be the problem for a pain in my left side under my ribs?

Could lactose intolerance be the problem for a pain in my left side under my ribs?

Hard to tell: The gas could cause your pain, however, see your doctor and get evaluated for other causes. If it is caused by lactose intolerance, your symptoms should resolve on a strict lactose free diet. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel effects of lactose intolerance?

Usually within hr: If you have lactose intol usually will notice the effects within an hr of consumption of dairy . The severity of the symptoms and their duration will vary. Depends on how severe the dz is in the pt, the amount of dairy consumed etc. ...Read more

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What are effects of lactose intolerance?

What are effects of lactose intolerance?

Gas, bloating, cramp: Gas, bloating and cramps are most common. Diarrhea is much less common. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get lactose intolerance?

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

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