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Do People With Lactose Intolerance Find Drinking Frappucino The Most Troublesome
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 cream added: There is no lactose in coffee, so by itself it is not a problem. If you are lactose intolerant and you add cream or milk you introduce lactose & that may trigger symptoms, depending on the amount used. There are some people that are actually allergic to coffee, but that is separate from lactose intolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Speaking from personal experience i would answer that this is possible. ...Read more
Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?
Allergy not just GI: Dairy intolerance is caused by an inability to digest milk sugar lactose into two simpler sugars. This results in gas, cramps, bloating, flatulence & diarrhea. Dairy allergy may cause these same symptoms but typically also causes vomiting, skin rashes like hives or eczema & even triggers allergic rhinitis & asthma. If symptoms all GI try lactose-free milk. You'll have no symptoms if intolerant. ...Read more
Real disease: Maybe 1% of people have autoantibodies against gut and/or skin that are produced in response to gluten in the diet. These people's illnesses, which are severe, vanish on removal of gluten. This has persuaded others that restriction will do the same for them. They may be right; we await hard science on this. It's become a "pop" restricted diet. Be discerning if you try without a physician's input. ...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
What are some vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that can occur from not eating product with gluten in them or for eating gluten free?
Unaware of any: Gluten is not essential for your nutrition. However the potential nutritional issue may be from restricting your diet too much leading to other deficiencies unrelated to gluten. I think gluten intolerance is over emphasized at this time and you should consult your doctor to make sure that you indeed have this problem. Often a simple blood test may provide you the answer. ...Read more
What are common symptoms of lactose intolerance and wheat intolerance/sensitivity (not celiac)? Can either of these problems start in adulthood?
Varies: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain, cramping and bloating; symptoms may begin at 1 hour, typically later. More common in adults than children. Most people can tolerate yogurt. Wheat intolerance is hotly debated, but symptoms may be similar and can resolve with avoidance. Wheat allergy can cause severe allergic reactions, also diarrhea, cramping and bloating usually begins in childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria make gas: A normal person eating a healthy diet can get flatulent. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas & diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you feed a child that is lactose intolerant? Do foods without milk but with whey or casein cause problems?
Avoid lactose: The sugar in human and bovine (cow) milk is lactose and u avoid symptoms by avoiding lactose. Cheddar cheese, a bovine milk product has minimal lactose left in it after the transition to cheese. Other lactose free products like soy milk are available. A lactose intolerant kid can usually tolerate milk with added lactose enzyme that is sold under various names like "lactaid". ...Read more
Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem, however--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more
Can lactic acid build up from workouts produce symptoms of lactose intolerance in people who are lactose intolerant?
If millions of Africans and Asians are lactose intolerant and can't consume dairy products then where do they get their calcium?
If someone is gluten intolerant, what would happen if they ate a big bowl of pasta, or just lots of gluten in general? Would symptoms occur daily?
Bad Things Man: Bad diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, bloatedness with abdominal distension and mouth ulcers may be present. As the bowel becomes more damaged, a degree of lactose intolerance may develop, eventually you develop malabsorption which causes multiple medical conditions due to lack of being able to absorb the nutrients effectively. ...Read more
Loose stool, etc: All artificial sweeteners do not cause cavities but the liquid or food that you consume may contain other compounds that could be bad for your teeth, such as acid. Some research also indicates that if you consume large quantities of any artificial sweetener it may be hazardous to your health. Another side effect is if you consume large quantities of an artifcial sweetener, you can get 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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