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Im being tested for lactose intolerance but I love dairy and don't want to give it up?

Im being tested for lactose intolerance but I love dairy and don't want to give it up?

Wait for test result: It can be frustrating if you are determined to be lactose intolerant...But today there are many pills (founf over the counter in drug store or many markets) you can take before eating dairy to prevent most symptoms(as long as you don't go overboard) and there are many tasty lactaid products...Milk..Cheeses ice cream..Just check out your local supermarket. ...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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Okay so i just became lactose intolerance like 2 months ago, is that possible just to become lactose just like that?

Okay so i just became lactose intolerance like 2 months ago, is that possible just to become lactose just like that?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose is the sugar in dairy products. Our bodies break down that lactose in the gut with an enzyme called lactase. Some times you could lose the lactase producing ability from an intestinal infection. You can get lactase in tablets from the store to take before eating dairy products if you want to prevent the symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I am lactose intolerance?

Lactaid: The easiest way is to try a trial of lactaid milk or yoghurt or lactaid tablets with a milk containing meal. If this prevents symptoms from drinking milk, then most likely you have lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount i drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?

Possibly: They may help, but certainly will not help completely as the "damage has been done so to speak". But it may help a bit. The lactase would certainly be more helpful if you took it before eating. ...Read more

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Is farting due to lactose intolerance better for your health than holding it in?

Lactose intolerance: It's more than alright to pass gas rather than holding it. Otherwise, you can develop stomach pains from accumulating it. Have you ever thought about preventing this situation by refraining from eating dairy or drinking milk? How about taking lactaid tabs if you love dairy? ...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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How do you live with lactose intolerance?

How do you live with lactose intolerance?

Avoidance: Lactose intolerance is the inability of the gut to digest the disaccharide lactose. There are replacement enzymes you can take orally. The effectiveness varies. Avoidance of lactose remains the primary treatment. In general, it takes a fair bit of lactose to induce symptoms. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance -- problem for life?

A forever problem: Lactose intolerance is genetically based (please see my earlier answer), & is "forever." of course, some people with the condition have higher threshold for tolerating at least a certain amount of lactose. Also, replacement of lactase (the enzyme that breaks lactose down) is over-the-counter, can permit better tolerance of ingested lactose. Minimize lactose-containing foods unless lactase is taken. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose lactose intolerance?

Avoid dairy products: The simplest way is to eliminate all diary for one week: milk, ice cream, cheese, etc. And see if the symptoms go away. Then try adding a small amount of dairy products, such as a glass of milk each day for a week. If symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and gas return, you may have lactose intolerance. Talk to your physician, to get more suggestions to evaluate or treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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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


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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