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Doctor insights on: Lactose Intolerance Acid Reflux

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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


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Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Yes: It is safe for both of those conditions. The milk sugar is already digested and gas and bloating should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Vegetables: Vegetables are healthy, low in calories, and high in nutrients. They don't contain lactose so they are ideal for a lactose intolerant person. Try to have them steamed and not fried, for good health. For reflux, try to have them in small portions, cause large portions can worsen reflux. ...Read more

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Any dairy = reflux/heartburn. Extreme fatty food = no heartburn, no reflux. No lactose milk = acid reflux too. What causes reflux then? Thank you.

Any dairy = reflux/heartburn. Extreme fatty food = no heartburn, no reflux. No lactose milk = acid reflux too. What causes reflux then? Thank you.

Milk protein Allergy: If the reflux is triggered by both lactose containing and lactose free milk, then you may have milk protein allergy. An allergic reaction releases histamine. Histamine in the stomach will increase acid production and cause stomach contractions which will push the acid up the esophagus. Try avoiding cows milk products and see if it helps. ...Read more

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I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Your reflux may not be from bran or milk but be a functional situation. ...Read more

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Can lactic acid build up from workouts produce symptoms of lactose intolerance in people who are lactose intolerant?

Can lactic acid build up from workouts produce symptoms of lactose intolerance in people who are lactose intolerant?

No: Lactate in the blood is an acid, not a sugar. It does not become food for bacteria in your gut. It will not cause symptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can D.fragilis cause nausea, burping, acid reflux and loud bowel sounds, random vague pain, food intolerances and general stomach upset/discomfort?

Can D.fragilis cause nausea, burping, acid reflux and loud bowel sounds, random vague pain, food intolerances and general stomach upset/discomfort?

YES...: But so can other factors. All these symptoms sound very bothersome and I believe quite treatable. Please feel free to schedule an appointment for a more in depth assessment and adequate therapy.
Take care! ...Read more

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What is the cause of throwing up a ribbon of food? I have acid reflux and possibly am gluten intolerant.

What is the cause of throwing up a ribbon of food? I have acid reflux and possibly am gluten intolerant.

GERD, diverticulum.: This is very abnormal. U need 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & tests. Could lead 2 aspiration with the worst outcome being death. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance pills work?

Can lactose intolerance pills work?

Yes: When taken with meals containing milk sugar lactose, the enzyme lactase found in those pills helps to digest the milk sugar lactose into glucose and galactose. The pills need to be taken at the time of the meal, not before and not after- in order to work. Take in the directed amount based on the amount of milk in the food. ...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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Can lactose intolerance develop suddenly?

Can lactose intolerance develop suddenly?

Sudden lactose intol: Defects in lactose absorption can be acquired (due to inflammatory conditions of the intestine*) or congenital. Adult lactase deficiency (hypolactasia) is autosomal recessive (ar) & present in >75% of non-caucasians & 20% of caucasians. Congenital lactase deficiency (ar) is acute watery diarrhea in infants. *see your doctor for evaluation if your lactose intolerance is indeed of sudden onset. ...Read more

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How to be diagnosed with lactose intolerance.?

How to be diagnosed with lactose intolerance.?

Diarrhea bloating: Bloating and gas and even diarrhea are symptoms of lactose intolerance- seen more commonly with milk than with yogurt, since yogurt has live cultures that digests some of the milk sugar. A Gastroenterologist specialist can do a breath hydrogen test to see if your breath hydrogen rises in response to a lactose drink. That is one way to confirm lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I am lactose intolerance?

Lactaid: The easiest way is to try a trial of lactaid milk or yoghurt or lactaid tablets with a milk containing meal. If this prevents symptoms from drinking milk, then most likely you have lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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What is people who have lactose intolerance eat?

Lactose probs: You can eat what you want as long as you take lactaid tablets when you eat dairy products. You can also substitute dairy with soy based products if your intolerance is severe and is not controlled with lactaid. ...Read more

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How to have child tested for lactose intolerance?

How to have child tested for lactose intolerance?

See below: This diagnosis can be based on history and an elimination diet. Stool can also be tested for reducing substances. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby has lactose intolerance?

How do you know if your baby has lactose intolerance?

Trial on/off lactose: If your newborn or older infant has loose acidic stools, a scorch like diaper rash & lots of cramping on regular cow milk formula, a trial on a lactose free product (cow based or soy) may produce a happy change in baby. If this solves your problem, baby is likely lactose intolerant but may be more tolerant as they age. ...Read more

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Possible lactose intolerance. How can I tell for sure?

Lactaid: Try otc lactaid tablets with the first bite of dairy products, it should help with the gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get tested for lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: Yes. A hydrogen breath test can confirm it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have become lactose intolerance again?

No: You either are or not, once you are intolerant you usually do not regain your tolerance, it has to do with having an enzyme for digesting milk. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I'm lactose intolerance but how can I be tested?

Not so easy: Depending on your symptoms (assuming they are not severe in any way) best thing to do is avoid all dairy products for 4-5 days, and be sure your symptoms are all gone. Then try a small amount of cheese or milk. If the symptoms recur...Do the same thing....If it happens again you probably are lactose intolerant...Then try many of the tasty lactaid products or use lactase pills, found in most stores. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel effects of lactose intolerance?

Usually within hr: If you have lactose intol usually will notice the effects within an hr of consumption of dairy. The severity of the symptoms and their duration will vary. Depends on how severe the dz is in the pt, the amount of dairy consumed etc. ...Read more

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Why only 1% of the population in amsterdam are affected by lactose intolerance?

Who knows: Ask a doctor who lives there. I doubt the percentage is that low ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop lactose intolerance in my twenties but not have it as a child?

Yes: Many adults cannot tolerate dairy products, and this trait is more common in some racial groups. ...Read more

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What can be confused with a lactose intolerance?

Any intolerance..: Any food intolerance from mild allergy, high fiber, beans, etc. Mild gall bladder disease can have similar sx. ...Read more

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Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Avoid the material: Processed foods are required to show the content on the information contained on the product packaging. Learn to read labels and avoid the products that contain either. Over time your system should heal and the symptoms subside. ...Read more

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Can a endoscopy show if you're lactose intolerance?

Can a endoscopy show if you're lactose intolerance?

Likely not: Your gut membrane does not change when you have lactose intolerance so it's unlikely that endoscopy can make a diagnosis. In lactose intolerance person, taking lactose is like taking a laxative. The difference is latose is a natural sugar and can be digested by your gut bacteria. That's how bloating and flatulence occur when affected person drinks milk. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could lactose intolerance come back.?

Please tell me, could lactose intolerance come back.?

Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease be mistaken for lactose intolerance?

Can celiac disease be mistaken for lactose intolerance?

Lactose: In milder cases the symptoms are similar but one is agravated by milk products and the other is not. ...Read more

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Need to know signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Gastrointestinal: The most common symptoms associated with lactose intolerance include constipation, diarrhea and abdominal cramping. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance due to milk?

Lactose intolerance: Milk sugar is lactose. Gas bloating abdominal cramps and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What helps with being lactose intolerance besides lactaid?

Lactose free: Going lactose freemay be required for one that has significant symtptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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How much milk to you have to consume to have symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: Even 8 ounce cup of milk can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, cramping in abdomen. Whole milk has less lactose than low fat or skim milk. Yogurt, cheese, butter have less. Aged cheese has lot less lactose. Lactose is mostly in the watery portion of the milk.
Breast milk has even more lactose than regular milk! ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more