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Lactose Intolerance And Back Pain
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
I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?
I think i became lactose intolerant. My symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lower sever abdominal pain, back pain by kidneys, bloating, and gassy?
Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements ;/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness ; diarrhea associated with ingesting lactose) may clarify your concern. Some (particularly children) with suspected lactose intolerance however are intolerance to other milk components. Bleeding, weight loss, significant tenderness is not lactose intol. ...Read more
Can you develop lactose intolerance with age? Or is it possible to have had it as a kid, have it go dormant for a while then come back in your 20’s?
If I am trying to cut out dairy for skin and lactose intolerance reasons, should I cut it out completely or just majorly cut back?
Confusing statement: Lactose intolerance is an issue you can separate from dairy. Total exclusion is often unnecessary unless you have a dairy sensitivity (hives, skin test positive, elevated IgA to bovine protein). Low lactose products like yogurt and cheddar cheese are often tolerated by lactose sensitive persons. There is controversy over the influence of dairy on skin with many discounting the idea. ...Read more
Today my lactose intolerance breath test of 5 hours result is positive but two years back with my blood test report was positive with food allergy ?
2 different things: Lactose intolerance is due to inability or decreased ability to digest milk sugar also called lactose. Allergy tests to milk indicate the presence or absence of ige to milk protein. In other words, allergy tests show if you have an allergy or sensitivity to milk protein and have nothing to do with lactose or milk sugar. You can be lactose intolerant and allergic to milk at the same time. ...Read more
I went to my doctor with stomach/back pains. He mentioned possible biliary colic. What is this and is it linked to lactose intolerance?
No: There is no known association with lactose intolerance. Colic is a descriptive word for pain that waxes and wanes. Biliary implies the ducts around the gallbladder, bowel and pancreas. Sometimes gallstones can cause this pain. A good way of beginning to look for this problem is an ultrasound. The pain often occurs after a meal high in fat. ...Read more
2 choices: You treat this issue by #1 avoiding all products with lactose or #2 take supplemental lactase enzyme (lactaid and others).There are milk products available that have the enzyme added and there are milk substitutes (almond ; soy) that contain no lactose. Some milk based products (cheddar cheese ; yogurt) that are low enough in lactose content that they don't trigger symptoms. ...Read more
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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