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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
Lactaid: Lactaid is the most commonly recommended digestive aid for lactose intolerance. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
Lactase deficiency: If you have lactose intolerance, you GI tract cannot break down the lactose which then gets to the lower bowel and be fermented by the normal bacterial residents in the gut leading to gas, discomfort, and even diarrhea. This is not an allergy. Taking lactase with dairy may resolve it. I have not seen or read about a case of lactase allergy. ...Read more
Will supplementing lactase help me to digest casein? Or is there an OTC enzyme to help digest casein?
I am lactose intolerance (but depends on how much I consume). Would lactase pills be effective after symptoms show?
Using the enzyme: The enzyme must be consumed along with whatever lactose containing foods you eat for them to be effective. Taking a few tablets before a meal is the common use. Once you have developed symptoms they cannot reach/effect the process. ...Read more
My 2 years toddler is lactose intolerant can I mix Lactase chewable tablets in milk for her? We are going in the country where no lactose free milk
A 2-year old should:
Be able to chew LACTAID® Fast Act Caplets or Fast Act Chewable Vanilla Twist Flavour Tablets immediately prior to ingesting milk or milk products. Ask your pediatrician about dosage. You can't count on the tablets to dissolve completely or be evenly distributed in cold milk. 16-21 oz./day of milk & milk products is recommended for her age.
Production of milk in the breasts leading to a decline of the production of lactase. Does human milk contain lactose?
I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount I drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?
Lactose intolerance question. Where does the milk factory get its lactase to break up the lactose?
YesButWhyLactoseFree: No clear safety issue: lactose, a sugar (-ose means sugar), the principal sugar in mammalian milk, including human, & derived products. Food processing for extra cost is a big industry, but that does not mean necessary/safer/healthy. Some do not make as much lactase, a digestive enzyme for lactose, as adults; more common in people of asian heritage. However many other reasons some don’t like milk. ...Read more
I tried lactase enzymes three times. Each time I threw up (after many years of never throwing up). Is this an allergy to lactase of some sort?
Maybe, maybe not: A primary care doctor and an allergist can evaluate to see if there are signs of an allergy to something in the lactase. A patient with such symptoms should bring the lactase to the doctor, or if it has been thrown away, at least bring the name of each brand of lactase tried. ...Read more
Can eating lactose give you a very slimy and bloody stool if you are lactose intolerant? I only ate a little goat cheese and took a lactase pill.
No. Must see Dr soon: Lactose intolerance can give diarrhea but not blood in the stool. Blood in the stool can be from bleeding hemorrhoids or more serious conditions like colorectal cancer. The following website will explain the possible causes of rectal bleeding. Please review it and then see your physician > http://bit. Ly/1KXooGn ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more