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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?
Some yes/some no: When you consume material containing lactose the sugar remains undigested by you & surrounded by water. Gut germs will use it as fuel and make the water acidic and create gas. Some of the nutrients nearby may be absorbed but the residual debris is irritating and produces cramping & the runs. How much of what nutrients are absorbed or washed out with the runs will vary with lactose load. ...Read more
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?
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
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 more
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
Yes: Sometimes lactose intolerance can develop, especially after a GI viral illness or in older adults. Avoid lactose and see if it helps your symptoms. ...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
Avoidance: Avoid lactose. It's that simple.Get a more detailed answer ›
Okay so I just became lactose intolerance like 2 months ago, is that possible just to become lactose just like that?
Lactose intolerance: Lactose is the sugar in dairy products. Our bodies break down that lactose in the gut with an enzyme called lactase. Some times you could lose the lactase producing ability from an intestinal infection. You can get lactase in tablets from the store to take before eating dairy products if you want to prevent the symptoms. ...Read more
Timing: They certainly do but they must be used correctly. I recommend one tablet at the beginning and one immediately at the end of any meal containing dairy or lactose. Remember to read labels. ...Read more
The cause is the inability or decreased ability of the small bowel to digest the disaccharide lactose due to lack or decrease lactase activity. Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down the lactose to two monosaccharides that can be absorbed. If lactose is not digested in the small bowel it gets to the colon and causes the symptoms. More inf @
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lactose-intolerance/ds0. ...Read more
Kefir milk: Has reduced lactose, the sugar in milk, due to fermentation with the kefir grains, which contain lactic acid producing bacteria and some yeasts. The milk is usually allowed to ferment at room temperature overnight and results in a somewhat acid milk like thin yogurt. Formula is usually recommended for infants until 12 months, but then it can be used in place of milk in a child's diet. ...Read more
Both: Lactose intolerance is thought to have three basic pathways: lack of the enzyme lactoase from birth (the largest group); loss of the lactase enzyme over time (a lesser number) & transient lactose intolerance due to localized bowel injury (can occur in anyone often with bad diarrhea.). ...Read more
Depends: Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate a small amount of dairy. An ounce or 2 in a single cup of coffee would be unlikely to trigger symptoms. If you take in a fair amount it might. They make a lactase enzyme pill (lactaid) that you can take as you consume dairy that can reduce or eliminate related problems. ...Read more
30 min to 2 hours:
Symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to 2 hours after you eat or drink milk products.
For a little more information on lactose intolerance please go to: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/05/milk-allergy-or-lactose-intolerance/. ...Read more
No: Lactose intolerance is different. Your body physically can't digest it. You just don't like milk. That's fine. You don't need it after early childhood anyways. It has no necessary nutrients that you can't get from other healthier options. ...Read more