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What is a good meal for someone with Crohn's and is lactose intolerant before exercising?

What is a good meal for someone with Crohn's and is lactose intolerant before exercising?

Not good to eat..: Before exercise you should wait at least two or more hours. This is becausec exercise greatly reduces blood flow to the stomach. But there are many low glycemic fruits nuts vegetables that can be eaten. Whey protein isolate can be eaten, since it does not contain 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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17 yrs old. Hypoglycemia a year and lactose intolerant four months. No diagnosis. I eat several meals a day. Just need to know what's causing this.

17 yrs old. Hypoglycemia a year and lactose intolerant four months. No diagnosis. I eat several meals a day. Just need to know what's causing this.

Not hypoglycemia: Hi. I know "hypoglycemia" is a common self- (or lay-) diagnosis, but it isn't real, so you might want to find another descriptor. What you describe as "hypoglycemia" has been shown to have NOTHING to do with your blood sugar. Hypoglycemia occurs in people who take insulin for diabetes, rarely with some other diabetes drugs, and VANISHINGLY RARELY otherwise. So it's not hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Why am i lactose intolerant?

Why am i lactose intolerant?

Varies: The lactose intolerant person is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age. It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea, but this mar heal and tolerance returns. You can either avoid lactose or take the enzyme as a supplement ; have a great life. ...Read more

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What is making me lactose intolerant?

What  is making me lactose intolerant?

Decreased lactase : You body is not producing enough lactase enzyme to digest lactose. You can take lactaid or similar product with dairy products to help. ...Read more

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Could somebody be partially lactose intolerant?

Could somebody be partially lactose intolerant?

Possible: Lactose intolerance results from the inability to fully digest lactose. The sugar is then fermented by bacteria in the intestines which produce excess gas and acidic stool. How much residual lactase (lactose digesting enzyme) your intestine produces, and the type of bacteria that live in your intestines determines how much lactose you can consume before you become symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant cause anxiety?

Can being lactose intolerant cause anxiety?

Not that we know of: There are no known connections between lactose intolerance and anxiety. However, you should make sure that your symptoms are actually due to lactose intolerance and not related to "irritable bowel syndrome." ibs is an anxiety-related condition that causes abdominal symptoms. The symptoms never wake people up at night, which is a diagnostic clue. ...Read more

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I am craving milk but I am lactose intolerant?

Lactose free milk: You can get lactose free milk (lactaid or other brands) - this is regular milk whcih has been treated to break down the lactose so it won't bother you. Also lactose free yogurt is available. The other option is to use lactase pills when eating or drinking things that contain lactose to help you digest them. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for a lactose intolerant child?

Is there a cure for a lactose intolerant child?

Best to accept it: The truly lactose intolerant child is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age. It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea. That self heals over time. Humans also do not have enzymes to digest Cellulose (like termites) or fucose (in beans) & life goes on.Kids can take the enzyme as a supplement, or just avoid lactose & have a great life. ...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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How do I get lactose enzymes when I am lactose intolerant?

How do I get lactose enzymes when I am lactose intolerant?

Commercial products: There are commercially available dairy products that have lactose removed for those who are lactose intolerant. Ask your parents/guardian to buy those products. I believe there is also a lactase enzyme product available so that you can add it to any dairy meal outside of home. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a toddler is truly lactose intolerant?

How can you tell if a toddler is truly lactose intolerant?

Try Lactaid milk: If suspecting lactose intolerance, a parent can feed a toddler or child lactaid lactose-free milk for 2 weeks, and then "normal" milk for 2 weeks, and then lactaid milk for 2 weeks, and finally go back to "normal" milk. If the child has gas, bloating, +/- tummy aches when on "normal" milk, but not on lactaid milk, then the child is very likely lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Can being lactose intolerant effect absorption of nutrition?

Yes: It affects the absorption of milk sugar lactose, milk sugar is not absorbed as a nutrient in people who are lactose intolerant. If the problem is severe, and leads to diarrhea, there may be malabsorption of other elements in the diet along with the diarrhea and fast transit of the food through the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What happens if lactase is taken by a lactose-intolerant person?

What happens if lactase is taken by a lactose-intolerant person?

It helps.: Lactase is the enzyme needed to digest lactose, it is available over the counter and can help when taken with dairy products. For guidance on its appropriate use you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest cheese for someone who is lactose intolerant?

What is the healthiest cheese for someone who is lactose intolerant?

Sharp Chedder: My favorite as a lactose intolerant physician is a sharp cheddar. The lactose is fermented by the organisms responsible for the flavor of the cheese.The milder you go the more likely some will remain but most can tolerate a small amount of lactose without symptoms. ...Read more

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What can we give a lactose intolerant one year old to relieve pain?

What can we give a lactose intolerant one year old to relieve pain?

Avoid lactose: There are lactose free milk, and I would give that to the child and avoid regular milk. If the child did drink regular milk and has discomfort , consider giving acetaminophen or ibuprofen . ...Read more

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How do I find out if I am lactose intolerant or have celiacs disease?

Diet vs Test: 1st document your symptoms as well as frequency. Then try an elimination diet by avoiding any hint of dairy in your diet for several days to weeks. If no improvement, see if any worsening after adding back dairy. Repeat w/gluten. OR go see your family doc & ask for lab testing. Either way, the solution is still avoiding said dietary irritant/allergen. It's just a matter of how much evidence u need ...Read more

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Does anyone have a list of food for a toddler who is lactose intolerant?

Does anyone have a list of food for a toddler who is lactose intolerant?

Parve: Orthodox jews have strict dietary laws preventing mixing dairy products with meat. Thus any product with the word parve on it, is certified to contain no lactose. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more