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How do they test for lactose intolerance in cheese?

How do they test for lactose intolerance in cheese?

Don't test the food: Actually most cheeses have a lot of lactose...But you can look for lactose free cheeses now..Some lactose intolerant people can eat small amounts of hard cheese without getting symptoms...Usually figured out by trial and error. ...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


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Ok if u think u are lactose intolerance would cheese miss with your stomach too ? And also how can you till if u are lactose intolerance ?

Ok if u think u are lactose intolerance would cheese miss with your stomach too ? And also how can you till if u are lactose intolerance ?

Simple vs Docs offic: Some cheeses like sharp cheddar are very low in lactose while others (spreads, dips )have more.If you drink a lot of milk or eat a bunch of ice cream and develop cramps, gas and have runny poop, you are likely lactose intolerant. You can also order a breath hydrogen test through your doctors office or online to confirm the problem. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance? Consumed cheese, yogurt, or milk, she complains of terrible stomach pains

What are symptoms of lactose intolerance? Consumed cheese, yogurt, or milk, she complains of terrible stomach pains

Yes: That is a possibility- there are other possibilities as well. Was this a first time occurence or does it occur repeatedly with ingestion of milk and dairy products.? Try doing without milk and dairy for a week or two and see what happens. A specialist can do testing for lactose intolerance if you want to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm not lactose intolerance, fine with milk n cheese etc. but I get severe diarrhea and stomach cramp 1-2 hrs after eating Greek yogurt. Why is that?

I'm not lactose intolerance, fine with milk n cheese etc. but I get severe diarrhea and stomach cramp 1-2 hrs  after eating Greek yogurt. Why is that?

Greek yougurt: and GI symptoms. There must be something in the yogurt that you are sensitive to. Please read the label and see what's in it as a flavoring, coloring, preservative, etc. Consider eating a different brand or non-Greek yogurt. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Am substituting cheese, frozen ices and yogurt. Could this cause lactose intolerance?

Yes.: Any cheese you buy should be devoid of carbohydrate, but your lucky: swiss, chedder, colby, provolone, parmesgan, romano, etc. Avoid american processed chees. (read the lable-carbs which are lactose). Frozen ices and most yogurts contain lactose. Greek and middle eastern style yogurts may contain little to none. But check the carbs-lactose, unless sweetened with corn syrup & dextrose. ...Read more

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Not sure what to do with lactose intolerance.. Im just your average milk loving cheese eating american.. What do I do?

Lactase tablets: If you cannot avoid milk or cream cheese, try taking lactase tablets just before eating them. Lactose-free milk is also available in stores. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for lactose intolerance. Im tired of puking after eating just a lil bit of mac n cheese even with lactaid.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are there any cures for lactose intolerance. Im tired of puking after eating just a lil bit of mac n cheese even with lactaid.

Avoidance: of dairy/dairy products for now, get evaluated by a gastroenterologist/allergist if you have access to care, doesn't sound like just lactose intolerancve, more so of allergy to dairy, good luck ...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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance (lactose intolerance), is a condition where a person's body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to digest the milk sugars. Without this enzyme, the milk sugar goes undigested, which can cause ...Read more