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Feta Cheese Lactose Intolerance
Less need: In terms of concentration, there is less lactose in cheese than in milk. ...Read more
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
Not sure what to do with lactose intolerance. I'm just your average milk loving cheese eating american. What do I do?
Yes.: Any cheese you buy should be devoid of carbohydrate, but your lucky: swiss, chedder, colby, provolone, parmesgan, romano, etc. Avoid american processed chees. (read the lable-carbs which are lactose). Frozen ices and most yogurts contain lactose. Greek and middle eastern style yogurts may contain little to none. But check the carbs-lactose, unless sweetened with corn syrup & dextrose. ...Read more
Don't test the food: Actually most cheeses have a lot of lactose...But you can look for lactose free cheeses now. Some lactose intolerant people can eat small amounts of hard cheese without getting symptoms...Usually figured out by trial and error. ...Read more
Does lactose intolerance cause migraines? If not, is it possible to have problems with milk and ice cream but not cheese?
No/yes: The actual taste that comes about in making cheeses relies on germ action that digests/breaks down the lactose in the cheese. The action of various germs flavors the cheese. Some like sharp cheddar have little lactose left, while processed cheese spreads may have a lot. ...Read more
Ok if u think u are lactose intolerance would cheese miss with your stomach too? And also how can you till if u are lactose intolerance?
Simple vs Docs offic: Some cheeses like sharp cheddar are very low in lactose while others (spreads, dips)have more. If you drink a lot of milk or eat a bunch of ice cream and develop cramps, gas and have runny poop, you are likely lactose intolerant. You can also order a breath hydrogen test through your doctors office or online to confirm the problem. ...Read more
Are there any cures for lactose intolerance. I'm tired of puking after eating just a lil bit of mac n cheese even with lactaid.
Avoidance: Of dairy/dairy products for now, get evaluated by a gastroenterologist/allergist if you have access to care, doesn't sound like just lactose intolerancve, more so of allergy to dairy, good luck ...Read more
Sometimes when I give my toddler milk he cries and has gas and poops slimy. It also happend with cheese. Is there a lactose intolerance test?
What are symptoms of lactose intolerance? Consumed cheese, yogurt, or milk, she complains of terrible stomach pains
Yes: That is a possibility- there are other possibilities as well. Was this a first time occurence or does it occur repeatedly with ingestion of milk and dairy products.? Try doing without milk and dairy for a week or two and see what happens. A specialist can do testing for lactose intolerance if you want to be sure. ...Read more
Seems like lately every time I eat cheese I have loose stool for the next two following days mostly at night could this be lactose intolerance or ibs?
Either possible: Go and see a GI doctor and get this evaluated. Or stop eating dairy products containing milk. ...Read more
Read labels: There is not much to worry about this young. However, as you move into jar foods later read the labels & be sure to avoid the products that list lactose or galactose as a component. ...Read more
Yes: If there is lactose in the dairy product then he may develop stomach issues....Confirming there is lactose in the product. ...Read more
I know I am lactose intolerant but I've noticed only when I eat like nacho/melted cheese it gives me the bad runs. Why is it only this?
Good question: You may have lactose intolerance or sensitive to one of the ingredients of nacho and melted cheese, even the preservative can cause it. Avoid any food that causes you symptoms and consult your physicisn. ...Read more
Can you be partially lactose intolerant or is it one or the other. I don't do well with eggs, pizza, and some other foods, but can eat cheese & other?
Not Lactose: The fact that you don't do well with eggs and pizza, but do ok with cheese would tend to go against lactose intolerance (there is no lactose in eggs). You could definitely have some other food sensitivity. Pay careful attention to the ingredients in your food. If you notice that a certain ingredient shows up in every food you do badly with, that's the culprit. Hope this hleps! ...Read more
How can I know if my child is lactose intolerant? How do I know which cheeses and yogurts don't have lactose?
Lab Tests or Symptom: Your child's doctor can run lactose-intolerance tests. However, the easiest way may be to remove lactose-containing foods/beverages from the child's diet and see if their symptoms improve. I'm afraid all cheeses and yogurts contain lactose. There are some speciality milks that are lactose free. However, if your child is lactose-intolerant, there is no need to have dairy in their diet. ...Read more
Yes: Speaking from personal experience I would answer that this is possible. ...Read more
Am I lactose intolerant? I notice every time I eat cheese I feel disgusting, sick and bloated and it lasts for hours
You could be: The symptoms you describe--sick, bloating--are common in lactose intolerance as are diarrhea and gas. More often it results after consuming dairy products in general, especially milk. The diagnosis can be confirmed by a lactose tolerance test (blood tests two hours after lactose ingestion) or a hydrogen breath test. If symptoms are limited to cheese intake, consider irritable bowel syndrome as well ...Read more
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Sharp Chedder: My favorite as a lactose intolerant physician is a sharp cheddar. The lactose is fermented by the organisms responsible for the flavor of the cheese. The milder you go the more likely some will remain but most can tolerate a small amount of lactose without symptoms. ...Read more