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Dr. Bhavin Patel
397 doctors shared insights

Lactose Intolerance (Overview)

The inability to fully digest sugar (lactose) in dairy products.


Dr. Bhavin Patel
397 doctors shared insights

Lactose Intolerance (Overview)

The inability to fully digest sugar (lactose) in dairy products.


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Lactose intolerance (Tip)

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

Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
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Living with Lactose Intolerance (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about medication you can take to help with digestion
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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance in a child?

What are symptoms of lactose intolerance in a child?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: Symptoms include diarrhea, bloating, abdominal distention due to inability to digest certain carbohydrates due to enzyme defficiency. Child has intolerance to milk intake and failure to gain weight. ...Read more

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What are signs of lactose intolerance in an adult?

What are signs of lactose intolerance in an adult?

Lactose intol. & age: Lactose intolerance is due to not have a sufficient amount of the enzyme lactase to digest the complex sugar in milk, lactose to simple sugars than can be absorbed by the intestines. That deficiency can be congenital or acquired especially following a severe gastroenteritis. The symptoms are often bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, and/or nausea and are unrelated to age. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
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Lactose intolerance (Tip)

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

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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 intolerance (Tip)

Some medicines are made with lactose, so sensitive patients should avoid them. ...See 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 can I test for lactose intolerance once and for all?

How can I test for lactose intolerance once and for all?

Try milk: If you get gas, diarrhea, cramps and uncomfortable feelings....Do not use milk products or get the lactase tablets. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
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Lactose intolerance (Tip)

Lactose intolerant patients differ in how much lactose (if any) they can tolerate without symptoms. ...See more

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And I would like to know the tests for lactose intolerance?

Breath test: Lactose intolerance can be diagnosed by a lactose breath test. Check with you doctor on setting it up for you. However many times people know they are lactose intolerant because they have symptoms with milk products. If you stop lactose for 2 weeks and feel better, that is another way to diagnose it. See a dietitian for advice especially about calcium and vit d if avoiding dairy. ...Read more

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Do you react differently to plain milk vs. Chocolate milk if you have lactose intolerance?

You might: Hard to predict as everyone is different in terms of what they can tolerate. ...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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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more