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How do you get testing for food intolerance like lactose and gluten?

How do you get testing for food intolerance like lactose and gluten?

Simple testing: Lactose intolerance can be objectively assessed by breath testing or subjectively by response to lactase replacement or lactose avoidance/then reintroduction. Serum testing to tissue transglutaminase antibody and/or anti-endomysial antibody are sensitive markers for gluten sensitive enteropathy. These markers can also assess a celiac patient's compliance with gluten avoidance. ...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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Please tell me can gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance be linked together?

Please tell me can gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance be linked together?

Possibly: Lactose intolerance can be genetic and recognized in infancy or acquired in later life. Gluten intolerance also has a genetic component but can also be acquired, it is seldom recognized until later. A person could have the tendency for both, or gluten induced gut changes may produce a lactose intolerance that might improve on a gluten free diet. ...Read more

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Does food intolerance or lactose intolerance increase your risk for colon or rectal cancer?

Does food intolerance or lactose intolerance increase your risk for colon or rectal cancer?

No: There are many studies done on food intolerances and food allergies, with mixed results in the latter. As far as food intolerances are concerned, it is not felt that there is a link to cancer. ...Read more

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I have intolerance lactose &feel discomfort each time i take my meds (Singulair,Seretide,Losartane) becoz already contains lactose.Is that normal??

I have intolerance lactose &feel discomfort each time i take my meds (Singulair,Seretide,Losartane) becoz already contains lactose.Is that normal??

Not Normally: There is very little lactose in these medications if any and it is unlikely that the lactose is the meds is causing a problem. An easy way to test this is take a Lactaid tablet or two with your meds and see if symptoms improve. If they do it's the lactose in the medications if they don't than it may be another cause. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for food intolerances other than lactose intolerance and gluten?

Are there any tests for food intolerances other than lactose intolerance and gluten?

Yes: Yes! i suggest finding a functional medicine physician who offers igg food sensitivity testing or mrt testing, both of which can tell you foods that you might be sensitive to. ...Read more

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I have 57 yr old what kind of vitamins can i use since i have intolerance lactose & what type of omega 3 should i use? is omega3 combate depression?

I have 57 yr old what kind of vitamins can i use since i have intolerance lactose & what type of omega 3 should i use?  is omega3 combate depression?

Yes: Omega 3 does help with depression. A good source is fish oil or freshly ground flax seeds. Since you are lactose intolerant, you might consider drinking soy milk. In South America, many Ades brand juices contain soy milk. The Ades Natural flavor is pure soy milk and can be used in place of milk in many recipes. Since you can't drink milk, you may want to take Calcium and vitamen D. ...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