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Doctor insights on: Is There Any Kind Of Milk They Can Drink If They Are Lactose Intolerant

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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


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Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Lactaid: Lactaid milk is a milk in which the sugar lactose has already been broken into its components of glucose and galactose sugars. These sugars will get absorbed without any problem in the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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What can people do if they cannot drink milk because they are lactose intolerant?

What can people do if they cannot drink milk because they are lactose intolerant?

Lactose Intolerance: For people who are unable to drink milk, there are a variety of choices, such as lactaid or dairy ease products. Here is more info on do's and don'ts for those with this condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your body if you drink milk and lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: You may have in such case some or all the symptoms such as abdominal pain, excessive gas, foul smelling gas and a loose to watery bowel movement . This is the result of the inability to digest lactose due to the deficiency of the enzyme lactose. This enzyme breaks down the lactose, which is a disaccharide ( 2 single sugar molecules attached together ) to mono saccharides, that can be absorbed. ...Read more

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What happens if your slightly lactose intolerant, can you cure it by drinking more milk?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is due to inability to produce sufficient enzyme, lactase, to digest lactose, a sugar. You can not induce production of enzyme by drinking more. Therefore, it is recommended that you take supplemental aid like lactaid which does exactly that. Here is more info on this condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink a lactose free milk even though you're not lactose intolerant?

Nothing: Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galactose, which can be absorbed without further enzymatic action in the intestine. It will not hurt you in any way to drink lactose-free milk. There is also no particular advantage unless you are lactose-intolerant. ...Read more

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I'm not lactose intolerant but i stopped drinking milk for maybe month or so. Now when i drink milk i get grossed out real bad but i don't get sick y?

I'm not lactose intolerant but i stopped drinking milk for maybe month or so. Now when i drink milk i get grossed out real bad but i don't get sick  y?

Not sure but...: Many feel milk is appropriate for young children, but no other species drinks milk when mature.There are sound reasons from a health perspective to reduce dairy in your diet.The fact that milk grosses you out suggests that some part of you recognizes it is best avoided-see http://www.Pcrm.Org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products if you do have dairy choose organic! ...Read more

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Is it possible that i lose weight from drinking milk if i'm lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: Is often confused with milk and milk product intolerance. I assume that you get diarrhea with milk, hence the question. Stop milk and its products. ...Read more

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I feel sick every time I drink milk (which is odd, because I'm not lactose intolerant), what other ways can I get a good source of calcium?

I feel sick every time I drink milk (which is odd, because I'm not lactose intolerant), what other ways can I get a good source of calcium?

Calcium : there are many foods besides milk which contain substantial levels of calcium. Yogurt, collard greens, black-eyed peas, cheese food, trail mix, canned salmon, baked beans, tofu, and cottage cheese all contain more than 100 mg of calcium per serving. In addition, you could try skim milk or almond milk. Finally, calcium supplements such as Tums (calcium carbonate) are available. Good luck. ...Read more

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If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away ?

If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away ?

Will not go away: If you are lactose intolerant your symptoms will improve on lactose free diet. Drink lactose free milk. See your doctor to make sure that you do not have any other cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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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