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Lactose Intolerance Heartburn
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
What is gastroperalsis? Could I have this? Always throwing up and have GERD, lactose intolerance and IBS stomach pain and bloating.
Gastroparesis: basically means your bowels have trouble moving food through your gastrointestinal tract. Fortunately, there are many reversible and treatable causes of this problem. Certiainly, stomach pain and bloating can be the presenting symptoms of gastroparesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What all could be the hidden causes of indigestion, apart from lactose intolerance? what's the best source to educate myself about all of them?
Terrible indigestion when i consume anything containing dairy, but lactaid pills don't help. Is it possible to have lactose intolerance that isn't helped by lactaid? My digestion is otherwise perfect.
Lactose intolerance: The simple answer is yes. However, you may just need to avoid dairy altogether. Remember, we are the only mammals to consume dairy after infancy (the only period in our lives in which we require milk) so it is natural to loose lactase as we age. Keeping a food diary will also help as it may be something else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am lactose intolerant and ate mac n cheese. My lactaid pills didn't work and am now so nauseous. Would indigestion pills work to calm my nausea?
I'd it bad to east and drink lactose when your lactose intolerant and does it cause heart burn if you consume it?
A little bit bad: Lactose is just milk sugar (is naturally in milk), and is digested in one's intestine. A lactose intolerant person can digest a little lactose at a time, so if she eats more than she can digest, then the bacteria that live in her intestines will digest the lactose. The result is gas, gurgling noises, some diarrhea, tummy aches, and sometimes even constipation. Heartburn may be from something else. ...Read more
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