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Is it possible that I lose weight from drinking milk if I'm lactose intolerant?

Is it possible that I lose weight from drinking milk if I'm lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: Is often confused with milk and milk product intolerance. I assume that you get diarrhea with milk, hence the question. Stop milk and its products. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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I'm allergic oats, iodine, anything with citric acid, and I'm lactose intolerant so what can I eat to lose weight and stay healthy?

I'm allergic oats, iodine, anything with citric acid, and I'm lactose intolerant so what can I eat to lose weight and stay healthy?

Not all is allergy: First, I need more info. What is y our allergy to iodine? If you had a problem with contrast material for x rays, that is a special case. Lactose intolerance is inability to digest mil sugar (lactose); you can still eat cheese; most people tolerate yogurt, where lactose is already broken down. If citric acid bothers you, you may have a problem with stomach acid. See an allergist first, . ...Read more

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Can drinking milk while being lactose intolerant cause weight loss?

Can drinking milk while being lactose intolerant cause weight loss?

Yes: Yes drinking milk with lactose intolerance, there is some malabsorption of milk, this could cause some weight loss, because of nausea vomiting or diarrhea as symptoms. It is unusual for lactose intolerance to cause weight loss ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm gluten and lactose intolerant and I want to lose 10 lbs. Can you recommend any dairy and gluten-free recipes for weight loss?

What do you advise if I'm gluten and lactose intolerant and I want to lose 10 lbs. Can you recommend any dairy and gluten-free recipes for weight loss?

Weight loss: You can go on-line or to the local library to better understand your needs and help.
It would also be a good idea if you made an appointment to see a dietitian.
Don't try and loose 10 lbs too quickly - be patient for 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant cause anxiety?

Can being lactose intolerant cause anxiety?

Not that we know of: There are no known connections between lactose intolerance and anxiety. However, you should make sure that your symptoms are actually due to lactose intolerance and not related to "irritable bowel syndrome." ibs is an anxiety-related condition that causes abdominal symptoms. The symptoms never wake people up at night, which is a diagnostic clue. ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant cause periferal neuropathy?

Can being lactose intolerant cause periferal neuropathy?

Possibly: Lactose intolerance can lead to decrease absorption in certain proteins and calcium then increasing your risk for gastritis. You are then placed on Omeprazole maybe in part for this reason. The Omeprazole can decrease the absorption of iron and magnesium. Chronic inflammation of the stomach decreases the body'y ability to absorb b12. This definitely can give a peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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I'm suddenly lactose intolerant! Why? What causes this?

See detailed info: Please see detailed info @
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lactose-intolerance/ds00530/dsection=causes

if needed see you doctor to rule out other causes of your symptoms if your symptoms do not resolve on a lactose-free diet. ...Read more

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Would ingesting milk while lactose intolerant cause harm?

Would ingesting milk while lactose intolerant cause harm?

Discomfort: Lactose intolerant individuals who consume milk may find they develop symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, vomiting, and frothy/bulky stools, . ...Read more

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How do you feed a child that is lactose intolerant? Do foods without milk but with whey or casein cause problems?

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

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Can eating dairy when you're lactose intolerant and pregnant cause a miscarriage?

Can eating dairy when you're lactose intolerant and pregnant cause a miscarriage?

Not likely: You will probably have more intestinal cramping but that should not affect the pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you are lactose intolerant and still have bloating/gas from lactose-free yogurt, is there something else in the diary that causes these symptoms?

If you are lactose intolerant and still have bloating/gas from lactose-free yogurt, is there something else in the diary that causes these symptoms?

More than lactose: There more than lactose in the dairy product some people are allergic to the protein in the dairy product get with allergy specialist or with a nutritionist for advice or stay away from all dairy product ...Read more

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Is it healthy to drink 6 glasses of skim/low fat milk every day? Because I'm trying to gain weight. By the way I'm not lactose intolerant.

Not bad but...: 8oz of skim milk have 80 calories in them, so 6 glasses a day would be 480 from the milk alone. Depending on how much & what else you eat, this may be more than you want. Otherwise, it's not a problem. ...Read more

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Recently found out I'm severely lactose intolerant but still have been eating some dairy. Have been getting dizzy spells, could this be the cause?

Recently found out I'm severely lactose intolerant but still have been eating some dairy. Have been getting dizzy spells, could this be the cause?

Vertigo, DM: Unfocused vision, feeling imbalanced can be due to (in order of most common): dehydration, infection (virus: though usually have fever) diabetes, other endocrine or autoimmune condition, medication side effects, vertigo, tumor.
See your md to be sure there your blood counts are normal and review med side effects with you. ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Not likely: Lactose intolerance is the inability to breakdown the lactose sugar found in milk and other dairy products. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are crampy abdominal pain, gassiness, and nonbloody diarrhea after ingestion of increasing amounts of dairy products. It would be important to have an evaluation for fluid retention. ...Read more

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What is a safe way to gain weight if you are lactose intolerant & have a history of kidney stones?

What is a safe way to gain weight if you are lactose intolerant & have a history of kidney stones?

Fitness lifestyle: Most of the world's adults are lactose intolerant and the key to managing kidney stones is usually to stay hydrated. So you're not at any real disadvantage. You want to gain muscle rather than fat, I'm going to assume, and for that you're going to need to exercise, preferably doing some resistance training. The key is to make friends with athletes and exercise with them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a combo of celexa, colace (docusate sodium) and topimax cause me to become lactose intolerant?

Can a combo of celexa, colace (docusate sodium) and topimax cause me to become lactose intolerant?

Not likely: Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency in the production of lactase which breaks down the sugar lactose. Some people lack that enzyme completely and many people do not make enough so they become lactose intolerance. This can be acquired after an infection but not after taking those medications. ...Read more

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Can Diazepam cause smelly goose like stool sometimes or am I possibly just becoming lactose intolerant? I have no gallbladder as well

Can Diazepam cause smelly goose like stool sometimes or am I possibly just becoming lactose intolerant? I have no gallbladder as well

Those symptoms: Are not related to the diazepam you're taking. Loose, foul smelling stools sound more like steatorrhea from your gall bladder surgery. Lactose intolerance should be reliable every time you take in lactose with diarrhea, bloating, and gas from 30-90 minutes following lactose intake. ...Read more

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I'm lactose intolerant. As a result, I use a lot of soy products. Could the soy cause my birth control pills to be ineffective or less effective?

I'm lactose intolerant. As a result, I use a lot of soy products. Could the soy cause my birth control pills to be ineffective or less effective?

No: Take your contraceptive pill and wait one hour before eating any soy products and there isn't a problem even though soy contains some levels of estrogen. ...Read more

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I'd it bad to east and drink lactose when your lactose intolerant and does it cause heart burn if you consume it?

I'd it bad to east and drink lactose when your lactose intolerant and does it cause heart burn if you consume it?

A little bit bad: Lactose is just milk sugar (is naturally in milk), and is digested in one's intestine. A lactose intolerant person can digest a little lactose at a time, so if she eats more than she can digest, then the bacteria that live in her intestines will digest the lactose. The result is gas, gurgling noises, some diarrhea, tummy aches, and sometimes even constipation. Heartburn may be from something else. ...Read more

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Hi, I have emetophobia so when I get loose stools I worry that I will get gastro. What are some other causes for loose stools? I did have slightly spicy food for dinner last night and I also am lactose intolerant.

FODMAPs: Or Fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides and polyols in your diet can be fermented by bacteria in your intestine and cause cramps, gas and diarrhea. Try a low FODMAP diet for a few weeks and see how it works. Https://stanfordhealthcare. Org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet. Pdf Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt

Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one... ...Read more

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How can drinking milk for a lactose intolerant person cause severe muscle and nerve pain from the shoulder and back down to the leg into the ankle?

How can drinking milk for a lactose intolerant person cause severe muscle and nerve pain from the shoulder and back down to the leg into the ankle?

It shouldn't,: The type of pain that you are describing is not typical of problems due to lactose intolerance. The description that you give lends more toward an orthopedic, perhaps a back problem, or a neurologic cause. I would recommend a check up by your doctor or by an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

Pricey solution: Soy based milk like products are lactose free & much less expensive. A 16 mo cam also get all the calcium they need from a couple of tum's /day & just drink water. The other stuff in milk can be made up by a diverse diet. ...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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more