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Any treatment or tip for lactase deficiency?

Any treatment or tip for lactase deficiency?

Lactose- free diet: Lactose free diet and lactaid when eating lactose containing foods. ...Read more

Lactase (Definition)

Lactase is a digestive enzyme produced by the GI tract. It is needed to digest milk. Some loose the ability to produce lactase when he grow up. This ...Read more


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Does lactase deficiency lead to vomiting?

Yes, it may: If you continue to have vomiting on lactose free diet see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerance (but depends on how much I consume). Would lactase pills be effective after symptoms show?

I am lactose intolerance (but depends on how much I consume). Would lactase pills be effective after symptoms show?

Using the enzyme: The enzyme must be consumed along with whatever lactose containing foods you eat for them to be effective. Taking a few tablets before a meal is the common use. Once you have developed symptoms they cannot reach/effect the process. ...Read more

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What could happen if someone without a lactose intolerance took a lactase enzyme pill?

What could happen if someone without a lactose intolerance took a lactase enzyme pill?

Waste of med: This would just be another source of protein/debris with no positive or negative effects beyond what would be from ingesting a bit of food. ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount I drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?

I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount I drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?

Possibly: They may help, but certainly will not help completely as the "damage has been done so to speak". But it may help a bit. The lactase would certainly be more helpful if you took it before eating. ...Read more

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What is the best lactose intolerance medicine that I can get over the counter?

What is the best lactose intolerance medicine that I can get over the counter?

Brand name Lactaid: The brand name lactaid chewables work well and taste good. If quite lactose intolerant, chew one lactaid with each slice of pizza or each 6 ounce yogurt cup. The more lactose in the food, the more lactaid chewables needed. For example, one may chew one tablet while eating a slice of pizza, and chew a second tablet while eating a scoop of ice cream for dessert. ...Read more

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I take a blood pressure medicine which have LACTOSE ingredients &i feel bad each time I take becoz I have lactose intolerance. Exist any alternative?

I take a blood pressure medicine which have LACTOSE ingredients &i feel bad each time I take becoz I have lactose intolerance. Exist any alternative?

Unlikely cause of sx: There are certainly other BP meds. However, the tiny amount of any lactose in any such drug is not enough to make anyone with simple lactose intolerance feel bad. Lactose intolerance is not an allergic reaction like to a bee sting or foods. It occurs when you can't digest the lactose & gut germs do, producing gas. Tiny amounts don't matter at all. ...Read more

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What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

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What are effects of lactose intolerance?

What are effects of lactose intolerance?

The basics: Lactose intolerance is basically a transient or permanent loss of the ability to digest/absorb lactose sugar. The membrane in your gut lacks an enzyme needed, so if you consume lactose, it passes through without absorption allowing gut bacteria to feed on it & produce gas and acid. This makes you gassy & cramp. Avoid ingesting lactose and you avoid symptoms. ...Read more

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What foods are okay for lactose intolerance?

What foods are okay for lactose intolerance?

See details: Any foods that do not contain lactose (milk sugar). ...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?

The basics: Lactose intolerance is basically a transient or permanent loss of the ability to digest/absorb lactose sugar. The membrane in your gut lacks an enzyme needed, so if you consume lactose, it passes through without absorption allowing gut bacteria to feed on it & produce gas and acid. This makes you gassy & cramp. Avoid ingesting lactose and you avoid symptoms. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance come back?

Could lactose intolerance come back?

Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Do not eat dairy: There is no "cure" for lactose intolerance as much as it is avoiding dairy products which come in cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, milk, creamers, whey protein, and products that have casein such as processed meat that has to be held together like hot dogs. If you really want to have dairy, you can use lactaid pills but it works if your symptoms are mild. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Yes: Avoid dairy products. Of all mammals, only humans consume milk in adulthood. The ability to properly absorb lactose decreases over time. Lactaid may be of some benefit but it is best to just avoid dairy if it bothers you. ...Read more

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How common is lactose intolerance on babies?

Milk problems: Babies can have a variety to reactions to milk, some are intolerance and some are allergic. You can try soy or hemp milk to see if it is better tolerated. To make sure the baby does not have a milk allergy, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What can be confused with a lactose intolerance?

Any intolerance..: Any food intolerance from mild allergy, high fiber, beans, etc. Mild gall bladder disease can have similar sx. ...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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Is there any way to get over lactose intolerance?

Is there any way to get over lactose intolerance?

Enzyme Deficiency: Lactose intolerance is a deficiency of lactase the enzyme that digest the sugar lactose -- which is in dairy. There is no cure for this syndrome. ...Read more

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Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Gluten or lactose intolerance relief, what to do?

Avoid the material: Processed foods are required to show the content on the information contained on the product packaging. Learn to read labels and avoid the products that contain either. Over time your system should heal and the symptoms subside. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is lactose intolerance an illness?

Depends: This depends on how you define illness. It includes physical symptoms that occur if you consume foods containing lactose. It can be transient, after a bad diarrhea, or permanent. I consider it more a distraction than an illness. You can chose to avoid lactose or consume supplemental enzyme to avoid symptoms. I can't say the same for most illness. ...Read more

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Can a endoscopy show if you're lactose intolerance?

Can a endoscopy show if you're lactose intolerance?

Likely not: Your gut membrane does not change when you have lactose intolerance so it's unlikely that endoscopy can make a diagnosis. In lactose intolerance person, taking lactose is like taking a laxative. The difference is latose is a natural sugar and can be digested by your gut bacteria. That's how bloating and flatulence occur when affected person drinks milk. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance trouble! How can I overcome this?

Lactose Intolerance: You can either add a dairy-digestive supplement to anytime you ingest dairy with lactose or you can switch to lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a reason for lactose intolerance?

Lactose: The cause is the inability or decreased ability of the small bowel to digest the disaccharide lactose due to lack or decrease lactase activity. Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down the lactose to two monosaccharides that can be absorbed. If lactose is not digested in the small bowel it gets to the colon and causes the symptoms. More inf @
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lactose-intolerance/ds0. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could lactose intolerance come back.?

Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more