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Doctor insights on: Is There A Shot Or An Iv Involved When Doing A Lactose Tolerance Test

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a lactose tolerance test?

Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing  a lactose tolerance test?

Breath or blood test: Can be done with a breath test after lactose loading, or by blood testing after lactose loading. No shot or IV needed. ...Read more

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Had lactose tolerance test today now exhausted feel drugged like on sedatives can lactose intolerance cause that Also lightheaded an hour into test.

Had lactose tolerance test today now exhausted feel drugged like on sedatives can lactose intolerance cause that Also lightheaded an hour into test.

No: But if you have been fasting too long for this test, your symptoms may be related to low blood sugar if you turn out to be lactose intolerant- in which case the lactose is not broken down into sugar to be absorbed. ...Read more

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Is there a test for lactose tolerance?

Is there a test for lactose tolerance?

Intolerance: If you mean lactose intolerance, there is a blood test, similar to glucose tolerance test. There is also a breath test. You need to see your doctor for either or both tests. ...Read more

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Dairy is everywhere. Where in this world was lactose tolerance developed?

Dairy is everywhere. Where in this world was lactose tolerance developed?

Lactose intolerance: Humans are the only mammals that continue drinking milk beyond childhood. Evolutionarily, there was no need to keep lactase beyond childhood. ...Read more

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How can one increase lactose tolerance?

How can one increase lactose tolerance?

You cannot: If you are lactose intolerant, you cannot change genetics. You only increase tolerance to avoiding lactose. ...Read more

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How can one build up a lactose tolerance?

How can one build up a lactose tolerance?

Good question: I am afraid you can't, if you already are intolerant, one way of not developing it to start with , is not to stop drinking milk after infancy, which most people don't , some lactose intolerant individuals can tolerate up to 120 ml of milk a day without a problem, at any rate, lactase preparations still can help, wish you wellness ...Read more

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How can i be sure if i have dairy allergy? Or i if i am lactose intolerant. ? Is there any sure shot test?

How can i be sure if i have dairy allergy? Or i if i am lactose intolerant. ? Is there any sure shot test?

Can reliably tell: If you utilize a lactaid supplement. This supplement breaks down the mild sugar(lactose) that people with lactose intolerance have issues with in dairy. If Lactaid supplementation helps, then you know it's not a dairy allergy, as this allergy would be to specific milk proteins and not so much the sugar. ...Read more

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Gluc levels routinely perfect after 1 & 2 our mark during gluc tolerance test. Only time it's "high" is upon waking up: 100-110. Is this a concern?

Gluc levels routinely perfect after 1 & 2 our mark during gluc tolerance test.  Only time it's "high" is upon waking up: 100-110.  Is this a concern?

IFG: Hi. Glucose fasting in the morning is normal up through and including 99; above that and up through and including 125 is impaired fasting glucose. Finger stick glucose not approved for diagnosis. You need serum glucose. It would be worth doing because you may be abnormal. Healthy diet and regular exercise! ...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