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Doctor insights on: Lactose Tolerance

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Can lactose intolerance develop suddenly?

Can lactose intolerance develop suddenly?

Sudden lactose intol: Defects in lactose absorption can be acquired (due to inflammatory conditions of the intestine*) or congenital. Adult lactase deficiency (hypolactasia) is autosomal recessive (ar) & present in >75% of non-caucasians & 20% of caucasians. Congenital lactase deficiency (ar) is acute watery diarrhea in infants. *see your doctor for evaluation if your lactose intolerance is indeed of sudden onset. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

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Can lactose intolerance pills work?

Can lactose intolerance pills work?

Yes: When taken with meals containing milk sugar lactose, the enzyme lactase found in those pills helps to digest the milk sugar lactose into glucose and galactose. The pills need to be taken at the time of the meal, not before and not after- in order to work. Take in the directed amount based on the amount of milk in the food. ...Read more

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Lactose tolerance (Tip)

Do continue small quantities of lactose-containing food if your lactose intolerance is not severe. ...See more

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Living with Lactose Intolerance (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about medication you can take to help with digestion
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Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Not in newborn: Lactase which digests lactose or milk sugar essentially always present in newborns and levels only decrease in toddlers at age children would usually be weaned. It is lack of lactase that causes lactose intolerance. About 2-3% of infants are milk allergic so this is a more likely cause of reactions to cow milk. Switch to soy based formula and consult an allergist. ...Read more

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

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

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Lactose tolerance (Tip)

Do explore the many alternatives to milk, such as soy, rice, almond or lactose free-dairy. ...See more

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Can a person develop lactose intolerance?

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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Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Which type of milk can lactose intolerant people drink?

Lactaid: Lactaid milk is a milk in which the sugar lactose has already been broken into its components of glucose and galactose sugars. These sugars will get absorbed without any problem in the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions. ...Read more

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Lactose tolerance (Tip)

Do maintain calcium intake as lack of milk in the diet can be a problem. ...See more

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How do I build up tolerance for dairy if i'm lactose intolerant?

Cannot: If you lack the enzyme, you cannot get it back, but you can get lactaid tablets over the counter to help you digest dairy products. ...Read more

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How can one increase lactose tolerance?

How can one increase lactose tolerance?

You cannot: If you are lactose intolerant, you cannot change genetics. You only increase tolerance to avoiding lactose. ...Read more

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Lactose tolerance (Tip)

Remember to carry some lactase tablets in your pocket or purse. ...See more

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Is casein strictly off limits if lactose intolerant?

No: Lactose is milk sugar. Lactose intolerance is when someone does not have enough lactase enzyme, the enzyme specific to digesting lactase. Lactose intolerance is very common. Caseine is milk protein. Lactase enzyme is not involved in digesting milk protein. Someone who is lactose intolerant can usually tolerate caseine if its in a lactose free food or if they take lactase (brand lactaid). ...Read more

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How do milk allergies differ from lactose intolerance?

How do milk allergies differ from lactose intolerance?

Antibodies: People with a milk allergy develop antibodies to proteins in milk; every time they are exposed to those proteins (whether it's a little or a lot), they have a reaction. People with lactose intolerance are missing an enzyme that allows them to break down lactose; without the enzyme, the sugar in milk passes through their digestive tract unchanged causing symptoms. A little milk is often tolerated. ...Read more

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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