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Do Lactose Intolerance Symptoms Always Occur Between 30 Minutes And 2 Hours
Yes: Sometimes they occur several hours later as well. ...Read more
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
Lactose intolerance: Typically within 30-120 minutes after ingestion but symptoms can persist or recur within any time frame, up to 24 hours, after ingestion. ...Read more
Today my lactose intolerance breath test of 5 hours result is positive but two years back with my blood test report was positive with food allergy?
2 different things: Lactose intolerance is due to inability or decreased ability to digest milk sugar also called lactose. Allergy tests to milk indicate the presence or absence of ige to milk protein. In other words, allergy tests show if you have an allergy or sensitivity to milk protein and have nothing to do with lactose or milk sugar. You can be lactose intolerant and allergic to milk at the same time. ...Read more
Is it possible to have lactose intolerance, my symptoms start 5-6 hours after milk? I have soft stool gas, really excessive popping noises and gas
Lactose intolerance: Yes you could have lactose intolerance after a5-6 hour delay ...Read more
Lifelong: Lactose intolerance is something you will have for a long time. There are people who believe that using alot of milk can rebuild the deficiency enzymes but for most people this does not work. If mild, you can use lactaid pills. If more severe, avoiding dairy is better or limiting it to every four days is helpful. Try almond or coconut milk, try soy mini sandwich ice creams as alternatives. ...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
Lactose isn't absore: Fermentation of lactose in the small inestine from failure to absorb lactose. The enzyme is present in adequate amounts in all children who are breast fed, and when age appropriate given regular milk. Blacks are suceptible to this at an earlier age, and caucasions, who go for long periods without injecting milk or other lactose containing products. Gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea can occur! ...Read more
Diarrhea/ rash: If present from birth, this often produces a chronic diarrhea with acidic stools that leave baby with a scorch looking diaper rash focused about the anus. After a while yeast will often join & aggravate the rash. If the diarrhea clears after a week on lactose free formula, with a return after a return to lactose, your most likely lactose intolerant. ...Read more
One size fits all?: Symptoms of lactose intol varies. Some people have a sensitivity to dairy products and others a more classic symptoms. There are formal tests to diagnose the condtion like a hydrogen breath test, lab tests, and stool analysis. Intestinal biopsy, genetic testing etc. Go get evaluated to make sure you don't have other inflamatory bowel dz. That may have similar symptoms. ...Read more
Avoidance: Avoid lactose. It's that simple.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will eating a little normal diary products help me build up a resistance against lactose intolerance or just make it easier with the symptoms?
Hard to say: People can develop transient lactose intolerance after a harsh diarrheal syndrome and become lactose tolerant after it heals. If someone has true lactose intolerance from a genetic enzyme deficiency, it will always be a problem. Some dairy (yogurt, cheddar cheese) is very low in lactose and will not trigger symptoms. Taking the enzyme (otc lactaid) can help avoid symptoms for most. ...Read more
No: Many with this defect learn to avoid lactose while growing up, because it makes them cramp. They can sometimes consume a minor amount without symptoms. However, when they drink a full glass of milk it would set off the expected pattern of problems. ...Read more
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