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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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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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Lactose intolerance, what to do?

Lactose intolerance, what to do?

Avoid dairy / get rx: Avoid dairy products that cause symptoms can consume lactose free dairy or use otc meds 2 help, if doesn't work c ur doctor or gastroenterologist, good luck. ...Read more

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Could I become lactose intolerance?

Could I become lactose intolerance?

Yes: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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I have unexpected lactose intolerance?

I have unexpected lactose intolerance?

See details: What is the question? Lactose intolerance does not appear out of no where at age 46. ...Read more

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How to know if I am lactose intolerance?

Dairy Products: The principal symptom of lactose intolerance is an adverse reaction to products containing lactose (primarily milk), including abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, borborygmi (rumbling stomach) and vomiting. These appear thirty minutes to two hours after consumption. Lactaid can help with this if you do have it. Some people develop it after a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are symptoms to lactose intolerance?

What are symptoms to lactose intolerance?

Gas, bloating cramps: Gas, bloating and cramps are most common. Diarrhea is much less common. ...Read more

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Might someone have lactose intolerance again?

Might someone have lactose intolerance again?

Lactose intolerance: Generally speaking, once you have it, it does not go away. Use lactaid tablets when you ingest dairy products. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for lactose intolerance?

What are the symptoms for lactose intolerance?

GI symptoms: Common symptoms of lactose intolerance from a deficiency of lactase are:
bloating
stomach pain or cramps
gurgling or rumbling sounds in your belly
gassines
loose stools or diarrhea
throwing up
they are not dangerous, but they sure are uncomfortable! ...Read more

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What are typical signs of lactose intolerance?

What are typical signs of lactose intolerance?

Abdominal Pain: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, gas, nausea and/ or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are signs of lactose intolerance in an adult?

Lactose intol. & age: Lactose intolerance is due to not have a sufficient amount of the enzyme lactase to digest the complex sugar in milk, lactose to simple sugars than can be absorbed by the intestines. That deficiency can be congenital or acquired especially following a severe gastroenteritis. The symptoms are often bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, and/or nausea and are unrelated to age. ...Read more

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How to know if I have developed lactose intolerance?

Simple vs Docs offic: 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

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What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance in adults?

Abdominal cramps: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, gas, and/ or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I am developing lactose intolerance?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can develop in adulthood. It can be primary loss of lactase enzyme activity which is genetically programmed. It can also be secondary, due to injury of the small intestine by another disease such as celiac disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, and reasons for lactose intolerance?

Lactose isn't absore: Fermentation of lactose in the small inestine from failure to absorb lactose. The enzyme is present in adequate amounts in all children who are breast fed, and when age appropriate given regular milk. Blacks are suceptible to this at an earlier age, and caucasions, who go for long periods without injecting milk or other lactose containing products. Gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea can occur! ...Read more

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I think I might be lactose intolerance but how could I tell?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance can be diagnosed by breath test at the lab. One easy way is to avoid lactose milk or taking lactase enzymes. ...Read more

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I think I might be lactose intolerance. How would I know if I really am?

I think I might be lactose intolerance. How would I know if I really am?

Milk=indigestion: Hello Melissa
Lactose intolerance is a common issue with many people. It is due to not having the enzymes to break down the lactose sugar found in milk. If you can't break down lactose it begins to ferment inside you and gas builds up leading to cramps, bloating and flatulence. If you drink milk and then shortly after start to experience cramps, bloating and flatulence you might be intolerant. ...Read more

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How come I have lactose intolerance, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have lactose intolerance, but nobody else in the family has it?

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

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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

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Could lactose intolerance come back?

Could lactose intolerance come back?

Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Do not eat dairy: There is no "cure" for lactose intolerance as much as it is avoiding dairy products which come in cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, milk, creamers, whey protein, and products that have casein such as processed meat that has to be held together like hot dogs. If you really want to have dairy, you can use lactaid pills but it works if your symptoms are mild. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Yes: Avoid dairy products. Of all mammals, only humans consume milk in adulthood. The ability to properly absorb lactose decreases over time. Lactaid may be of some benefit but it is best to just avoid dairy if it bothers you. ...Read more

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How common is lactose intolerance on babies?

Milk problems: Babies can have a variety to reactions to milk, some are intolerance and some are allergic. You can try soy or hemp milk to see if it is better tolerated. To make sure the baby does not have a milk allergy, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What can be confused with a lactose intolerance?

Any intolerance..: Any food intolerance from mild allergy, high fiber, beans, etc. Mild gall bladder disease can have similar sx. ...Read more

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Do lactaid pills really help lactose intolerance?

Do lactaid pills really help lactose intolerance?

Timing: They certainly do but they must be used correctly. I recommend one tablet at the beginning and one immediately at the end of any meal containing dairy or lactose. Remember to read labels. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get over lactose intolerance?

Is there any way to get over lactose intolerance?

Enzyme Deficiency: Lactose intolerance is a deficiency of lactase the enzyme that digest the sugar lactose -- which is in dairy. There is no cure for this syndrome. ...Read more

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Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Avoid the material: Processed foods are required to show the content on the information contained on the product packaging. Learn to read labels and avoid the products that contain either. Over time your system should heal and the symptoms subside. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is lactose intolerance an illness?

Depends: This depends on how you define illness. It includes physical symptoms that occur if you consume foods containing lactose. It can be transient, after a bad diarrhea, or permanent. I consider it more a distraction than an illness. You can chose to avoid lactose or consume supplemental enzyme to avoid symptoms. I can't say the same for most illness. ...Read more

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Can a endoscopy show if you're lactose intolerance?

Can a endoscopy show if you're lactose intolerance?

Likely not: Your gut membrane does not change when you have lactose intolerance so it's unlikely that endoscopy can make a diagnosis. In lactose intolerance person, taking lactose is like taking a laxative. The difference is latose is a natural sugar and can be digested by your gut bacteria. That's how bloating and flatulence occur when affected person drinks milk. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance trouble! How can I overcome this?

Lactose Intolerance: You can either add a dairy-digestive supplement to anytime you ingest dairy with lactose or you can switch to lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a reason for lactose intolerance?

Lactose: The cause is the inability or decreased ability of the small bowel to digest the disaccharide lactose due to lack or decrease lactase activity. Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down the lactose to two monosaccharides that can be absorbed. If lactose is not digested in the small bowel it gets to the colon and causes the symptoms. More inf @
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lactose-intolerance/ds0. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could lactose intolerance come back.?

Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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Should I stay away from soymilk if lactose intolerance?

No problem: Soy mild does not have any lactose so it is not a problem if you have lactose intolerance. You could also try almond milk or coconut milk without a problem. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be confused with lactose intolerance?

Confused: Irritable bowel syndrome, parasites, food allergies, gall bladder dysfunction, inflammatory bowerl disorders. ...Read more

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Need to know signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Gastrointestinal: The most common symptoms associated with lactose intolerance include constipation, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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May ferriprive anaemia be linked to lactose intolerance?

May ferriprive anaemia be linked to lactose intolerance?

No: I don't know what ferriprive anemia is but presume that it is from low ferritin (iron). Lactose intolerance is specific to lactose and has no bearing on your anemia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance due to milk?

Lactose intolerance: Milk sugar is lactose. Gas bloating abdominal cramps and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

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