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Doctor insights on: Milk Cravings During Pregnancy With Lactose Intolerance

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Can coconut milk, lactase pills or lactose free milk cause excessive urination?

Can coconut milk, lactase pills or lactose free milk cause excessive urination?

Polyuria: ...I guess it depends on how much volume you consumed, assuming this is a new phenomenon for you and both diabetes and UTI are not present. ...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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Can eating dairy when you're lactose intolerant and pregnant cause a miscarriage?

Can eating dairy when you're lactose intolerant and pregnant cause a miscarriage?

Not likely: You will probably have more intestinal cramping but that should not affect the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is lactose free milk (with lactase enzyme) safe to drink in pregnancy?

Is lactose free milk (with lactase enzyme) safe to drink in pregnancy?

YesButWhyLactoseFree: No clear safety issue: lactose, a sugar (-ose means sugar), the principal sugar in mammalian milk, including human, & derived products. Food processing for extra cost is a big industry, but that does not mean necessary/safer/healthy. Some do not make as much lactase, a digestive enzyme for lactose, as adults; more common in people of asian heritage. However many other reasons some don’t like milk. ...Read more

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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

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Is having gas after drinking milk a sign of lactose intolerance ?

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Is having gas after drinking milk a sign of lactose intolerance ?

Possibly: Usually lactose intolerance presents with abdominal bloating, pain, cramps and diarrhea in addition to gas but a mild case could present with just gas. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...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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What are symptoms of a breastfed baby having an intolerance to moms dairy intake?

What are symptoms of a breastfed baby having an intolerance to moms dairy intake?

Milk intolerance: While this can happen it is hard to prove. The usually reported symptoms are fussiness after breast feeding, perhaps somewhat like colic, diarrhea, possibly vomiting (unusual). The test you can do is to eliminate cow's milk for a week and see if it makes a difference (but you will need to supplement the calories, vitamins, fats and proteins with something else). ...Read more

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Can being gluten intolerant cause abdominal/stomach cramps after eating gluten and constipation?

Can being gluten intolerant cause abdominal/stomach cramps after eating gluten and constipation?

Yes: Absolutely. But many things can cause abdominal pain and constipation, but look for patterns and talk to your doctor about the when/where/how of your abdominal symptoms and your history will likely lead you to the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would lactose intolerance cause nausea and heartburn before having a bowl movement?

Would lactose intolerance cause nausea and heartburn before having a bowl movement?

No: It would rather cause bloating and indigestion, heartburn can be from fats, carbonated beverages or caffeine, as an example. Avoidance would be the best strategy to prevent symptoms of lactose intolerance, or use lactose free products/lactaid, check your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

No: you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea ...Read more

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What helps with being lactose intolerance besides lactaid?

Lactose free: Going lactose freemay be required for one that has significant symtptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more