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Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?

Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?

If you are: Coughing, you are able to spread the disease. They may try to culture to see for check for variants. Standard drugs are inh/ethambutol. Duration of therapy is long. Side effects not too troubling. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a lactose tolerance test?

Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing  a lactose tolerance test?

Breath or blood test: Can be done with a breath test after lactose loading, or by blood testing after lactose loading. No shot or IV needed. ...Read more

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Had lactose tolerance test today now exhausted feel drugged like on sedatives can lactose intolerance cause that Also lightheaded an hour into test.

Had lactose tolerance test today now exhausted feel drugged like on sedatives can lactose intolerance cause that Also lightheaded an hour into test.

No: But if you have been fasting too long for this test, your symptoms may be related to low blood sugar if you turn out to be lactose intolerant- in which case the lactose is not broken down into sugar to be absorbed. ...Read more

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Is there a test for lactose tolerance?

Is there a test for lactose tolerance?

Intolerance: If you mean lactose intolerance, there is a blood test, similar to glucose tolerance test. There is also a breath test. You need to see your doctor for either or both tests. ...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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How can one build up a lactose tolerance?

How can one build up a lactose tolerance?

Good question: I am afraid you can't, if you already are intolerant, one way of not developing it to start with , is not to stop drinking milk after infancy, which most people don't , some lactose intolerant individuals can tolerate up to 120 ml of milk a day without a problem, at any rate, lactase preparations still can help, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Dairy is everywhere. Where in this world was lactose tolerance developed?

Dairy is everywhere. Where in this world was lactose tolerance developed?

Lactose intolerance: Humans are the only mammals that continue drinking milk beyond childhood. Evolutionarily, there was no need to keep lactase beyond childhood. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to using lactose-free formula?

Are there side effects to using lactose-free formula?

Yes, but all can : Babies do sometimes develop a diminished ability to digest lactose well for a week or two when they have a viral infection in the small intestines. Some pediatricians recommend switching to a lactose-free formula during this period. Nevertheless, when a baby doesn't seem to be tolerating a formula well, switching to another will sometimes do the trick. Different formulas affect stool consistency. ...Read more

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If I am lactose intolerant, when i eat dairy products am i still absorbing the nutrients? Is gas and discomfort the only real side effects?

If I am lactose intolerant, when i eat dairy products am i still absorbing the nutrients? Is gas and discomfort the only real side effects?

Nutrients elsewhere: If you are uncomfortable after eating dairy, it is a signal that your body may need a different source for those nutrients. Many vegetables can give you the calcium. There are many other sources of protein such as meat, eggs, nuts, soy. ...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