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Lactose Intolerance Constipation
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?
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
The doctor prescribed me lactulose for constipation. She might have forgotten that i mentioned i was lactose intolerant. Should i still use lactulose?
Is it healthy for me to drink 2% milk & i'm lactose intolerant? I always drink it & nothing seems to happen except constipation & gas. Is it healthy?
I am lactose intolerant, but have constipation., i also think I have eczema on my hands&feet. What should I do?
My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?
I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance and I take the lactose pills n to me they don't really seem to help n at end of attack some times runs are g?
Hard to dose pill: If you are faced with a social setting where consuming lactose containing foods is hard to avoid, you can load up on the Lactaid pills and hope it is adequate for the load.Taking it while eating is more likely to help as it mixes with the lactose containing foods. In most situations I would avoid it altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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