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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. ...Read more

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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How fast can I make my lactose intolerance go away?

How fast can I make my lactose intolerance go away?

Symptom Manegement: While there is no cure for lactose intolerance, symptoms of the condition can be managed. Taking a lactase enzyme supplement before eating dairy products can help with lactose digestion. Decreasing/removing milk products from the diet improves symptoms as well, but it is important to find alternate sources of calcium and vitamin d, since they are nutrients essential for good health. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a lactose intolerance attack to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take a lactose intolerance attack to go away?

1-2 days: Longer bouts of bloating and diarrhea are possibly due to other poorly digested sugars and fiber in the diet that can also trigger gas. After a large lactose load, bacteria that "ate" the lactose blooms and the higher bacterial load can now account for lingering symptoms in the sensitive digestive tract. ...Read more

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What are symptoms to lactose intolerance?

What are  symptoms to lactose intolerance?

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

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance that first appear?

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. ...Read more

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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 dont have other inflamatory bowel dz .That may have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please help, how much milk to you have to consume to have the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Depends...: On the severity of your lactase deficiency. Lactase is the enzyme that digests lactose. The more severe your deficiency the less milk it will take to give you symptoms. ...Read more

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Need to know signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Gastrointestinal: The most common symptoms associated with lactose intolerance include constipation, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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How much milk to you have to consume to have symptoms of lactose intolerance?

How much milk to you have to consume to have symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: Even 8 ounce cup of milk can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, cramping in abdomen. Whole milk has less lactose than low fat or skim milk. Yogurt, cheese, butter have less. Aged cheese has lot less lactose. Lactose is mostly in the watery portion of the milk. Breast milk has even more lactose than regular milk! ...Read more

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I get symptoms of lactose intolerance with chocolate milk only but not other milk products. Is it normal?

Maybe an allergy: Actually you may have a chocolate allergy(or sensitivity) ..If you can eat all other milk/dairy products and not get stymptoms, then you may not be lactose intolerant. Do you get symptoms when eating other chocolate items? If not then the "cure" is just avoid chocolate milk.... ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerance (but depends on how much i consume). Would lactase pills be effective after symptoms show?

Lactose intolerance: Lactase (http://www.Drugs.Com/cdi/lactase.Html) is a great option for those who are lactose intolerant which as you've noted, depends upon what & how much you eat. Lactase won't work for everyone but it's worth a try. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Not in newborn: Lactase which digests lactose or milk sugar essentially always present in newborns and levels only decrease in toddlers at age children would usually be weaned. It is lack of lactase that causes lactose intolerance. About 2-3% of infants are milk allergic so this is a more likely cause of reactions to cow milk. Switch to soy based formula and consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more