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Doctor insights on: Meals For Lactose Intolerant

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Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance ?

Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance ?

Yes: It is safe for both of those conditions. The milk sugar is already digested and gas and bloating should not be a problem. ...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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Would eating cookies make a lactose intolerant person gassy?

Check food label: Check your recipe/ food label : if they contain cream or milk they could. Only butter (which is fat) should not give you symptoms. ...Read more

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Is threptin safe for lactose intolerent people?

Threptin is OK: Threptin is a protein supplement and I could not fine any literature indicating that is it not tolerated in lactose intolerant ...Read more

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Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Fine: Soy or almond milk are both usually lactose free. Lactaid or similar cow milk products are produced with the missing enzyme in the milk, so lactose sensitive people can use them without problems. ...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

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If i'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

If i'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too. ...Read more

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Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Lactose intolerance: In general, it takes some time (15-30 minutes at least) for the diarrhea, loose bowel movement, bloating, and flatus (alone or in combination) to develop. Here is a video that explains lactose intolerance that should help you. http://www.laendo.net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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If lactose intolerant, can bloating/stomach ache/nausea last for 24 hours after eating dairy?

If lactose intolerant, can bloating/stomach ache/nausea last for 24 hours after eating dairy?

Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements ;/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness & diarrhea associated with ingesting lactose) may clarify your concern. Bleeding, weight loss, significant tenderness is not lactose intolerance, for which (among other manifestations) formal evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

Most likely: If you are lactose intolerant, you will most likely develop symptoms after eating yogurt that contains lactose. ...Read more

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What are good lunch ideas for lactose intolerant kids?

What are good lunch ideas for lactose intolerant kids?

Any non dairy: Milk intolerance is widespread. Oddly enough we are the only species that i know of that drinks the milk of another species as a dietary staple. Hormones are given to cows and antibiotics are given to prevent udder infection. These are passed on to the child in the milk. I have seen a hyperactive child become normal within 5 days of stopping milk drinking. ...Read more

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If i'm not lactose intolerant, is lactose good for me?

If i'm not lactose intolerant, is lactose good for me?

Sort of...: Lactose, also called "milk sugar" is the main carbohydrate found in milk. Even though it's a sugar & provides calories, its flavor is somewhat bland so it is used extensively by the pharmaceutical industry as a filler in pills. Lactose makes up between 2-8% of cow's milk by weight, so any food that contains milk will have lactose as well. Purified lactose is a high-calorie additive in some diets. ...Read more

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How to check for lactose intolerance and gluten allergy?

Depends: Lactose intolerance is mostly a clinical diagnosis--usually leads to GI symptoms after eating foods containing lactose (dairy). Biopsy of the intestine can confirm the diagnosis as well. Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) can be screened for with blood tests, and the confirmatory test is also a biopsy of the intestine. It's important that these tests be done while you're on a regular diet. ...Read more

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Do lactaid pills (for lactose intolerants) work well?

Do lactaid pills (for lactose intolerants) work well?

Usually yes: Must be taken right before first ingestion of the milk product. Depending upon the severity of the intolerance, several tabs may be needed. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance and ibs. Any solution?

Avoidance: Lactose intolerance is best managed by avoiding products that contain lactose. Ibs is more challenging. Try identifying your own personal triggers. It can be food or social stressors. ...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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Do lactaid pills really help lactose intolerance?

Do lactaid pills really help lactose intolerance?

Timing: They certainly do but they must be used correctly. I recommend one tablet at the beginning and one immediately at the end of any meal containing dairy or lactose. Remember to read labels. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more