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Doctor insights on: Lactase Deficiency

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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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I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount i drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?

I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount i drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?

Possibly: They may help, but certainly will not help completely as the "damage has been done so to speak". But it may help a bit. The lactase would certainly be more helpful if you took it before eating. ...Read more

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Living with Lactose Intolerance (Tip)

Living with Lactose Intolerance

Most patients with lactose intolerance can tolerate 8 fl oz of milk without exacerbation of symptom. ...See more

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Any treatment or tip for lactase deficiency?

Lactose- free diet: Lactose free diet and lactaid when eating lactose containing foods. ...Read more

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I have developed an lactose intolerance strict in past month, ever heard of ways to get rid of this ?

Lactose Intolerance: Once you got it, you got it for good. Only treatment is to use the lactaid digestive tablets with meals or to use lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more

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Living with Lactose Intolerance (Tip)

Living with Lactose Intolerance

If lactose-free milk gives you the same symptoms as milk, then you don't have lactose intolerance. ...See more

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Any treatment or tip for lactase deficiency?

Lactose- free diet: Lactose free diet and lactaid when eating lactose containing foods. ...Read more

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Living with Lactose Intolerance (Tip)

Living with Lactose Intolerance

Enzyme replacements are available to help treat a lactase deficiency. ...See more

Lactase (Definition)

Lactase is a digestive enzyme produced by the GI tract. It is needed to digest milk. Some loose the ability to produce lactase when he grow up. This ...Read more