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Hey. I'm lactose intolerance but sometimes I ditch on my "diet". These days I'm in severe pain and I can't even stand up right, I keep bending. Help?

Hey. I'm lactose intolerance but sometimes I ditch on my "diet". These days I'm in severe pain and I can't even stand up right, I keep bending. Help?

Consider it tuition: Hopefully you've learned a valuable lesson - it's costing you a lot. Don't ditch on yourself. Have a good exam by a good doctor to assess the degree of damage if any. Treat it as well as possible. Plan and follow a proper diet/life style regimen and work w/ a coach-type counselor if necessary. Cheating your own body is a mistake - learn to play fair and your life will be much happier. Best! ...Read more

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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Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

No, but....: Lactose tolerance is a lack of enzyme lactase in the GI tract. Drinking mill doesn't cause this, but by definition, if lactose intolerant, u should avoid drinking milk. ...Read more

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What would be the best diet for someone with hypoglycemia and a lactose intolerance?

What would be the best diet for someone with hypoglycemia and a lactose intolerance?

Low carbs: The hypoglycemia is treated with a six-meal, low carbohydrate diet. The lactose intolerance is treated by avoiding milk products or using those with no lactose such as lactaid, etc. ...Read more

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Hi dr I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?

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      I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?

Probably: Probiotic usually contains no dairy. The amount of lactose is usually much lower in yogurt such as kefir but I have found that the more liquidy yogurt may not be tolerated by some lactose-intolerant people and thus you will have to find out yourself as to which brand or type of yogurt you can tolerate. Another approach would be taking lactase tab prior to consuming dairy. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance painful?

Is lactose intolerance painful?

It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdominal discomfort/ pain. ...Read more

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How do you live with lactose intolerance?

How do you live with lactose intolerance?

Avoidance: Lactose intolerance is the inability of the gut to digest the disaccharide lactose. There are replacement enzymes you can take orally. The effectiveness varies. Avoidance of lactose remains the primary treatment. In general, it takes a fair bit of lactose to induce symptoms. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance -- problem for life?

A forever problem: Lactose intolerance is genetically based (please see my earlier answer), & is "forever." of course, some people with the condition have higher threshold for tolerating at least a certain amount of lactose. Also, replacement of lactase (the enzyme that breaks lactose down) is over-the-counter, can permit better tolerance of ingested lactose. Minimize lactose-containing foods unless lactase is taken. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose lactose intolerance?

How do you diagnose lactose intolerance?

Avoid dairy products: The simplest way is to eliminate all diary for one week: milk, ice cream, cheese, etc. And see if the symptoms go away. Then try adding a small amount of dairy products, such as a glass of milk each day for a week. If symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and gas return, you may have lactose intolerance. Talk to your physician, to get more suggestions to evaluate or treat 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


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more