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How To Prevent Lactose Intolerance
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount i drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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