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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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My boyfriend's farts never smell. It only reeks when he drink coffee or eat coffee flavored ice cream. Does that mean hes lactose intolerant? ...

My boyfriend's farts never smell. It only reeks when he drink coffee or eat coffee flavored ice cream. Does that mean hes lactose intolerant? ...

The nose knows: The issues may be more dependent upon your sense of smell than his diet. You must be very tolerant to put up with this. Suggest to him he alter his diet, try lactaid or see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do people with lactose intolerance find drinking frappucino the most troublesome?

Do people with lactose intolerance find drinking frappucino the most troublesome?

Depends: I think everyone has their own tolerznce level..But a frappucino certainly has a lot of milk.Therefore a lot of lactose. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for people with lactose intolerance to feel sick after drinking milk or eating yogurt?

Varies: The time for symptoms to develop varies, but usually not immediate...More often these symptoms occur hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Water is fine: Lactose intolerance is a deficiency in the intestines of lactase the enzyme that digests milk's sugar (lactose). Water does not contain lactose therefore not a problem. ...Read more

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Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have.Lactose intolerance?

Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have.Lactose intolerance?

Maybe: Lact intol is digestive issue, not allergy. Less milk sugar in milk chocolate. High sugar and fat content slows down stomach emptying, slows down load of milk sugar (lactose) to small intestine, less likely to overload it. Whole milk better tolerated than skim; mixed meal better than milk alone; yogurt/kefir better than reg milk (bacteria digest some lactose); hard cheese better than e.g. Cott. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should not drinking milk for 5 years maybe cause lactose intolerance?

Expert opinion - should not drinking milk for 5 years maybe cause lactose intolerance?

Not unlikely: Lactose intolerance is a hereditary condition especially common among africans and asians. If one only has mild lactose intolerance, the condition may possibly get worse if one abstains from dairy for a long period of time. However not consuming dairy does not induce lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

No: Too much cow milk can cause microscopic gut injury & blood loss leading to anemia.We encourage parents to limit toddlers milk intake to 16-24 oz/day.Lactose intolerance is caused by genetic lack of, or acquired loss(ie chronic diarrhea) of the enzyme lactase from the absorptive surfaces in the gut. ...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