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Doctor insights on: Lactase Insufficiency

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What is a normal amount of lactase you can take?

What is a normal amount of lactase you can take?

Depends: The usual dose of lactase you need depends on why you’re taking it. The recommended maximum is 18,000 units per dose up to 3 times per day. Most products have 3,000 to 9,000 units per tablet, so you’ll need to know how much the product you’re taking contains. If you need help figuring out the dose, do not hesitate to speak to a pharmacist or physician. ...Read 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


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What is the definition or description of: lactase?

What is the definition or description of: lactase?

Milk digestion: 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 is called lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Do all people after the age of twenty stop producing lactase?

No: Some people are lactose intolerant, others have no problems at all. Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down the lactose typically found in dairy products. ...Read more

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What happens if lactase is taken by a lactose-intolerant person?

What happens if lactase is taken by a lactose-intolerant person?

It helps.: Lactase is the enzyme needed to digest lactose, it is available over the counter and can help when taken with dairy products. For guidance on its appropriate use you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My lactase dehydrogenase result is a 487, is that high?

LDH: Is LDH of 497 hi? Ask you lab for normal values as there is not international reference standard for this test and different Labs will have different normal values. So never ask us about a lab test without giving us the normal values 4 any test. ...Read more

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Can i take lactase enzymes with prosac?

YES: There should be no interactions between lactase tablets and prozac (fluoxetine). They can be safely taken in the same day. ...Read more

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Is there any advantage to taking lactase pills, even if you're not sure you're lactose intolerant yet?

Is there any advantage to taking lactase pills, even if you're not sure you're lactose intolerant yet?

Could be: If they make you feel better than i would use them regardless of what testing shows. ...Read 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