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Doctor insights on: Lactose Monohydrate And Lactose Intolerance

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What causes lactose intolerance?

What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...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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What are effects of lactose intolerance?

Gas, bloating, cramp: Gas, bloating and cramps are most common. Diarrhea is much less common. ...Read more

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What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

What are the causes and reasons for lactose intolerance?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is due to a deficiency of lactase, which is the intestinal enzyme that helps you digest lactose. ...Read more

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How should you describe to someone what lactose intolerance is?

How should you describe to someone what lactose intolerance is?

Lactose deficiency: Lactose intolerance = lactase deficiency. Lactase is the enzyme that digests lactose. The more severe your deficiency the less milk it will take to give you symptoms. ...Read more

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May ferriprive anaemia be linked to lactose intolerance?

May ferriprive anaemia be linked to lactose intolerance?

No: I don't know what ferriprive anemia is but presume that it is from low ferritin (iron). Lactose intolerance is specific to lactose and has no bearing on your anemia. ...Read more

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Have scientists found varying levels of lactose intolerance?

Have scientists found varying levels of lactose intolerance?

Yes: As with most conditions, some people have mild occasional symptoms if they consume a lot of milk, while others have more severe symptoms even with small amounts of milk or milk products. Using lactaid milk and other products helps by supplying the missing enzyme needed to properly digest milk sugar (lactose). ...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

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