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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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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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

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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?

Hi dr
      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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What causes lactose intolerance?

What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

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What are effects of lactose intolerance?

Gas, bloating, cramp: Gas, bloating and cramps are most common. Diarrhea is much less common. ...Read more

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What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is due to a deficiency of lactase, which is the intestinal enzyme that helps you digest lactose. ...Read more

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. 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