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Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Avoid the material: Processed foods are required to show the content on the information contained on the product packaging. Learn to read labels and avoid the products that contain either. Over time your system should heal and the symptoms subside. ...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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How can I treat lactose intolerance?

How can I treat lactose intolerance?

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

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Lactose intolerance -- problem for life?

Lactose intolerance -- problem for life?

A forever problem: Lactose intolerance is genetically based (please see my earlier answer), & is "forever." of course, some people with the condition have higher threshold for tolerating at least a certain amount of lactose. Also, replacement of lactase (the enzyme that breaks lactose down) is over-the-counter, can permit better tolerance of ingested lactose. Minimize lactose-containing foods unless lactase is taken. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose lactose intolerance?

How do you diagnose lactose intolerance?

Avoid dairy products: The simplest way is to eliminate all diary for one week: milk, ice cream, cheese, etc. And see if the symptoms go away. Then try adding a small amount of dairy products, such as a glass of milk each day for a week. If symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and gas return, you may have lactose intolerance. Talk to your physician, to get more suggestions to evaluate or treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a person develop lactose intolerance?

Yes, comes with age: The great majority of the world's population becomes lactose intolerant with age (except northern europeans), because people produce less and less lactase enzyme and will not be able to digest milk sugar. Lactose intolerance can come on more suddenly after diarrhea. Taking lactase (lactaid tablets) can help a lot. We humans are the only mammals who keep drinking milk after weaning off the breast. ...Read more

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What is confusing with lactose intolerance?

What is confusing with lactose intolerance?

Milk Allergy: Milk allergy and lactose intolerance are often confused together. The former is an allergic immune-mediated reaction. The latter is the lack of an enzyme. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lactose intolerance?

How do I know if I have lactose intolerance?

Drink some milk: People with lactose intolerance when they drink milk they develop bloating shortly after, also some get it when they consume any dairy product. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in lactose intolerance?

Abdominal Pain: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, gas, diarrhea, and nausea. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid with lactose intolerance?

Lactose free!: Foods without lactose, which means milk, some cheeses, yogurt (regular). Lactose intolerance can also occur with foods which have significant milk or milk powder added. Milk whey is lactose free. All cheeses without carbs can be eaten. Remember, lactose is rarely added to food products. Unfortunately, other sugar products are, albeit safe for people with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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What is a way to test if your lactose intolerance?

Avoidance: There are tests to diagnose lactose intolerance, but often just eliminating lactose containing foods such as cow's milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream is the easiest way.
if your symptoms get better and gas, abdominal cramping and or loose stools improve then it is very probable that you have a lactose sensitivity. You then could start back on some lactose containing foods and see what happens ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance in a child?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: Symptoms include diarrhea, bloating, abdominal distention due to inability to digest certain carbohydrates due to enzyme defficiency. Child has intolerance to milk intake and failure to gain weight. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

What are some of the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

Bloating, upset: Bloating, upset stomach, diarrhea, gas with intake of milk products. ...Read more

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How can you stop the pain of being lactose intolerance?

Avoidance: Lactose intolerance can lead to crampy abdominal pain and diarrhea. The best treatment for lactose intolerance is to minimize your dairy intake. There are milk substitutes and acidophilus milk. In addition, taking lactaid tabs before ingesting dairy products can help. Better to treat the underlying condition. Pain medicine is not very helpful. ...Read more

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Can there be sure thing as occasional lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance: Some people with very mild lactose intolerance may only experience symptoms when late amounts of lactose containing foods are eaten. ...Read more

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And I would like to know the tests for lactose intolerance?

And I would like to know the tests for lactose intolerance?

Breath test: Lactose intolerance can be diagnosed by a lactose breath test. Check with you doctor on setting it up for you. However many times people know they are lactose intolerant because they have symptoms with milk products. If you stop lactose for 2 weeks and feel better, that is another way to diagnose it. See a dietitian for advice especially about calcium and vit d if avoiding dairy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance that first appear?

Diarrhea/ rash: If present from birth, this often produces a chronic diarrhea with acidic stools that leave baby with a scorch looking diaper rash focused about the anus. After a while yeast will often join & aggravate the rash. If the diarrhea clears after a week on lactose free formula, with a return after a return to lactose, your most likely lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lactose intolerance?

What is the definition or description of: lactose intolerance?

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 amounts of dairy ingestion. ...Read more

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What if only some of the symptoms point to lactose intolerance?

One size fits all?: Symptoms of lactose intol varies. Some people have a sensitivity to dairy products and others a more classic symptoms. There are formal tests to diagnose the condtion like a hydrogen breath test, lab tests, and stool analysis. Intestinal biopsy, genetic testing etc. Go get evaluated to make sure you don't have other inflamatory bowel dz. That may have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lactose intolerance, or something else?

How do I know if I have lactose intolerance, or something else?

Simple test: Try avoiding all milk products for a week and then try the lactaid brand of milk/cheese/ice cream. If you don't have any problems with those then you are likely to be lactose intolerant. There is also a breath hydrogen test that some GI offices perform to more definitively diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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I'm lactose intolerance and wondered if soymilk is lactose free?

Yes: Yes it is.
You can also try coconut milk, rice milk, almond milk and don't forget that lactose free milk is also available.
Enjoy! ...Read more

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What are the causes of lactose intolerance in people and why does it occur?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase normally found in the gut which is needed to digest milk sugar or lactose found in milk and many dairy products. The condition is usually genetic but may not appear until teens or early adulthood. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to develop lactose intolerance in your twenties?

Yes: Lactose intolerance most commonly appears in teens or young adulthood, as you lose adequate levels of the enzyme necessary to properly digest lactose in dairy. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance come back?

Could lactose intolerance come back?

Variable: 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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Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Do not eat dairy: There is no "cure" for lactose intolerance as much as it is avoiding dairy products which come in cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, milk, creamers, whey protein, and products that have casein such as processed meat that has to be held together like hot dogs. If you really want to have dairy, you can use lactaid pills but it works if your symptoms are mild. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Yes: Avoid dairy products. Of all mammals, only humans consume milk in adulthood. The ability to properly absorb lactose decreases over time. Lactaid may be of some benefit but it is best to just avoid dairy if it bothers you. ...Read more

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How common is lactose intolerance on babies?

Milk problems: Babies can have a variety to reactions to milk, some are intolerance and some are allergic. You can try soy or hemp milk to see if it is better tolerated. To make sure the baby does not have a milk allergy, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What can be confused with a lactose intolerance?

Any intolerance..: Any food intolerance from mild allergy, high fiber, beans, etc. Mild gall bladder disease can have similar sx. ...Read more

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A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more