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Lactose Intolerance Acid Reflux
Burping, bloating, and burning chest principally after drinking milk and eating milk products. Can lactose intolerance cause acid reflux?
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
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
What are the sign of lactose intolerance because I ate ice cream after my dinner and my stomach hurts me (bloating, acid reflux, gases) uncomfortabl?
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
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?
Can lactic acid build up from workouts produce symptoms of lactose intolerance in people who are lactose intolerant?
Can D.fragilis cause nausea, burping, acid reflux and loud bowel sounds, random vague pain, food intolerances and general stomach upset/discomfort?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lactaid: Try otc lactaid tablets with the first bite of dairy products, it should help with the gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Yes. A hydrogen breath test can confirm it. ...Read more
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
Yes: Lactose intolerance becomes more common as one gets older. ...Read more
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
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
Who knows: Ask a doctor who lives there. I doubt the percentage is that low ...Read more
Yes: Many adults cannot tolerate dairy products, and this trait is more common in some racial groups. ...Read more
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
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
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
Lactose: In milder cases the symptoms are similar but one is agravated by milk products and the other is not. ...Read more
Lactose free: Going lactose freemay be required for one that has significant symtptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more
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
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
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