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Doctor insights on: Fructose Intolerance

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Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

Fructose (Definition)

Fructose, or fruit sugar, is a simple monosaccharide found in many plants (fruits, vegetables, sugar cane and honey). Fructose is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Since 1970 high fructose corn syrup has been increasingly used in the food industry. Excess fructose consumption has been linked to Insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic ...Read more


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What is fructose intolerance?

What is fructose intolerance?

Lack digestive Enzm: There are people that do not have the enzyme needed for them to digest and utilize the sugar of most fruits. Without the enzyme, gut bacteria thrive on the sugar and produce gas.The process also draws water through the gut, giving the person cramping, gas and loose stools.The primary way to avoid symptoms is to avoid the fructose. ...Read more

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What causes lactose intolerance?

What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions. ...Read more

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Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Can gluten/lactose intolerance cause hypothyroidism?

Thanks for asking!: Celiac disease, which is gluten intolerance (not lactose intolerance) can be associated with thyroid disease and other auto immune disorders. Patients with celiac disease, especially when not on gluten free diet can have lactase deficiency and therefore lactose intolernace. Some patients with treated celiac disease can have lactose intolernace due to lactase deficiency, jus like any other person. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance and ibs. Any solution?

Avoidance: Lactose intolerance is best managed by avoiding products that contain lactose. Ibs is more challenging. Try identifying your own personal triggers. It can be food or social stressors. ...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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Symptoms of fructose malabsorption?

Symptoms of fructose malabsorption?

Gas,bloat, diarrhea: Fructose is a sugar that can be malabsorbed, just like lactose (milk sugar); bacteria in the gut will ferment the undigested sugar; fermentation products cause gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea-depending on the "dose" of fructose. Fructose is found in fruits, e.g. Pears, apples. High fructose corn syrup is not high fructose, but is compared to cs (all glucose). High fruct cs is similar to sucrose. ...Read more

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What causes dairy intolerance?

What causes dairy intolerance?

Can't digest lactose: Milk has lactose as it's sugar. Milk is a complete food for baby mammals, so it has fat, protein, sugar, etc... Most people don't have as much "lactase" enzyme as they get older, but some people start losing their enzyme in childhood. Certain racial groups don't lose it. Without the enzyme, the lactose sugar is digested by the intestinal bacteria, so leads to gassiness, cramps, and some diarrhea. ...Read more

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I'm lactose intolerance and wondered if soymilk is lactose free?

Yes: Yes it is. You can also try coconut milk, rice milk, almond milk and don't forget that lactose free milk is also available. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance painful?

Is lactose intolerance painful?

It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdominal discomfort/ pain. ...Read more

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Difference between lactose intolerance and milk allergy?

Milk issues: Milk allergy causes hives, swelling of soft tissues such as lips and tongue, shortness of breath and in extreme cases anaphylactic reactions, it may also cause severe abdominal cramps. The effects are immediate after milk ingestion. While lactose intolerance can cause gas and bloating 1-2 hours after ingestion of dairy products and sometimes diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Is high fructose corn syrup unhealthy?

Obesity, pain: Humans have a limit to how much fructose the bowel can absorb at any given time. If you max out this limit, the fructose stays in the bowel and causes pain, bloating, and diarrhea. This is not dangerous, however. Just uncomfortable. The real health problem with hfcs is that because of its sugar contents, it is a major contributor to obesity and its consequences such as type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Lactose intolerance: In general, it takes some time (15-30 minutes at least) for the diarrhea, loose bowel movement, bloating, and flatus (alone or in combination) to develop. Here is a video that explains lactose intolerance that should help you. http://www.laendo.net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance develop suddenly?

Can lactose intolerance develop suddenly?

Sudden lactose intol: Defects in lactose absorption can be acquired (due to inflammatory conditions of the intestine*) or congenital. Adult lactase deficiency (hypolactasia) is autosomal recessive (ar) & present in >75% of non-caucasians & 20% of caucasians. Congenital lactase deficiency (ar) is acute watery diarrhea in infants. *see your doctor for evaluation if your lactose intolerance is indeed of sudden onset. ...Read more

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Can gluten intolerance be hereditary?

Can gluten intolerance be hereditary?

Yes: The most common known way of having gluten intolerance is genetic predisposition. Over 90% of those with the disease can trace back to family members. Some have the gene but not the family member having it though an the new acquisition is of unsure origin. ...Read more