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Doctor insights on: I Never Really Liked Milk In The First Place Do I Have A Lactose Intolerance

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I never really liked milk in the first place. Do I have a lactose intolerance?

I  never really liked milk in the first place. Do I have a lactose intolerance?

No: Lactose intolerance is different. Your body physically can't digest it. You just don't like milk. That's fine. You don't need it after early childhood anyways. It has no necessary nutrients that you can't get from other healthier options. ...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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My 7 month has been on lactose intolerance formula for 5 months today i bought a normal cows milk formula he's had a few feeds but seems really gassy?

My 7 month has been on lactose intolerance formula for 5 months today i bought a normal cows milk formula he's had a few feeds but seems  really gassy?

Needs more info: How lactose intolerance was diagnosed at the outset? Did it occur after intestinal flu? Did the baby have the intolerance ever since he was born? Answer to the question does make a difference. Also i would like to know if he was found to be allergic to cow's milk, or he had lactose intolerance. If he has lots of gass with cow milk based formula, maybe he should switch back to the original formula. ...Read more

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How much milk to you have to consume to have symptoms of lactose intolerance?

How much milk to you have to consume to have symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: Even 8 ounce cup of milk can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, cramping in abdomen. Whole milk has less lactose than low fat or skim milk. Yogurt, cheese, butter have less. Aged cheese has lot less lactose. Lactose is mostly in the watery portion of the milk. Breast milk has even more lactose than regular milk! ...Read more

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Do you react differently to plain milk vs. Chocolate milk if you have lactose intolerance?

You might: Hard to predict as everyone is different in terms of what they can tolerate. ...Read more

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Please help, how much milk to you have to consume to have the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Depends...: On the severity of your lactase deficiency. Lactase is the enzyme that digests lactose. The more severe your deficiency the less milk it will take to give you symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have some kind of mild intolerance to milk / dairy unrelated to lactose intolerance?

Is it possible to have some kind of mild intolerance to milk / dairy unrelated to lactose intolerance?

Milk intolerance: Yes. You could have a mild milk allergy which can be confirmed with a skin test or a rast blood test. ...Read more

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I get symptoms of lactose intolerance with chocolate milk only but not other milk products. Is it normal?

Maybe an allergy: Actually you may have a chocolate allergy(or sensitivity) ..If you can eat all other milk/dairy products and not get stymptoms, then you may not be lactose intolerant. Do you get symptoms when eating other chocolate items? If not then the "cure" is just avoid chocolate milk.... ...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 drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Water is fine: Lactose intolerance is a deficiency in the intestines of lactase the enzyme that digests milk's sugar (lactose). Water does not contain lactose therefore not a problem. ...Read more

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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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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