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Would lactose intolerance cause nausea and heartburn before having a bowl movement?

Would lactose intolerance cause nausea and heartburn before having a bowl movement?

No: It would rather cause bloating and indigestion, heartburn can be from fats, carbonated beverages or caffeine, as an example. Avoidance would be the best strategy to prevent symptoms of lactose intolerance, or use lactose free products/lactaid, check your doctor, best wishes ...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


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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?

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?

Many: The causes range from reflux, gastritis. peptic ulcer, gluten intolerance etc. Your time can be better spent by seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist. The Internet is great but not always right. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 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?

Probably not: The symptoms of lactose intolerance usually subside several hours after the lactose-rich meal. If your symptoms persist much longer than that,they may not be due to lactose. ...Read more

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I'd it bad to east and drink lactose when your lactose intolerant and does it cause heart burn if you consume it?

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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Is lactose intolerance painful?

Is lactose intolerance painful?

It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdominal discomfort/ pain. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance, what to do?

Avoid dairy / get rx: Avoid dairy products that cause symptoms can consume lactose free dairy or use otc meds 2 help, if doesn't work c ur doctor or gastroenterologist, good luck. ...Read more

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Could i become lactose intolerance?

Could i become lactose intolerance?

Yes: 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

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How to know if I am lactose intolerance?

Dairy Products: The principal symptom of lactose intolerance is an adverse reaction to products containing lactose (primarily milk), including abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, borborygmi (rumbling stomach) and vomiting. These appear thirty minutes to two hours after consumption. Lactaid can help with this if you do have it. Some people develop it after a course of antibiotics. ...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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more