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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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Can lactose intolerance symptoms always occur between 30 minutes and 2 hours?

Can lactose intolerance symptoms always occur between 30 minutes and 2 hours?

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.

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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.

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What are symptoms to lactose intolerance?

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

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What are the symptoms for lactose intolerance?

What are the symptoms for lactose intolerance?

GI symptoms: Common symptoms of lactose intolerance from a deficiency of lactase are: bloating stomach pain or cramps gurgling or rumbling sounds in your belly gassines loose stools or diarrhea throwing up they are not dangerous, but they sure are uncomfortable!

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance in a child?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: Symptoms include diarrhea, bloating, abdominal distention due to inability to digest certain carbohydrates due to enzyme defficiency. Child has intolerance to milk intake and failure to gain weight.

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Do symptoms like lactose intolerance go away quickly?

Do symptoms like lactose intolerance go away quickly?

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.

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What are some of the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

What are some of the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Bloating, upset: Bloating, upset stomach, diarrhea, gas with intake of milk products.

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What are the most common symptoms of lactose intolerance?

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.

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What are the symptoms, and reasons for lactose intolerance?

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!

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance that first appear?

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.

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What if only some of the symptoms point to lactose intolerance?

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.

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What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance and can you develop it over years?

Stomach symptoms: Lactose intolerance is the result of missing the enzyme lactase which digests the sugar lactose. Symptoms include: nausea, belly pain, diarrhea. All typically happen after consuming dairy.

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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.

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Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Lactose: That is what lactose intolerance is. It is caused by an insufficiency of the lactase enzyme in the intestine. Milk can be purchased that is lactose free or can be treated with enzymes to break down the lactose sugar. Aged cheeses and yogurt are better tolerated than milk by people with lactose intolerance. The fat content does not significantly affect lactose, skim is not better than regular milk.

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Is it possible that drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is a common disorder due to the inability to digest lactose secondary to low levels of lactase enzyme. Drinking too much milk will not cause lactose intolerance.

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