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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Overview)

Milk intolerance (lactose intolerance), is a condition where a person's body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to digest the milk sugars. Without this enzyme, the milk sugar goes undigested, which can cause bloating, gas, and diarrhea.


Dr. Bhavin Patel
224 doctors shared insights

Milk Intolerance (Overview)

Milk intolerance (lactose intolerance), is a condition where a person's body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to digest the milk sugars. Without this enzyme, the milk sugar goes undigested, which can cause bloating, gas, and diarrhea.


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What does I need to tell my child when older about having had milk intolerance?

What does I need to tell my child when older about having had milk intolerance?

Nothing: You do not have to worry about this being a long lasting issue. If she is able to be transitioned to whole cows milk when she is 1 then there is no longer a problem. She should be aware of it but does not indicate that she will have a residual lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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When i drink milk or diary products i get hair loss and I have lactose intolerance is any treatment available to treat lactose intolerance ?

When i drink milk or diary products i get hair loss and I have lactose intolerance is any treatment available to treat lactose intolerance ?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose-free dairy products or lactaid pills that contain the lactase enzyme are the only treatments available since this is not a food allergy but rather the loss of an enzyme. ...Read more

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Can teen get cheese, butter and milk intolerance?

Can teen get cheese, butter and milk intolerance?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can present at any age in various degrees of symptoms. This is due to the body's inability to digest milk sugar, lactose, due to a deficiency or lack of function of the lactase enzyme produced in the gut to digest the milk sugar, lactose. ...Read more

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What's a milk intolerance like?

All non allergic sym: The most common milk intolerance is due to a problem digesting milk or a component of milk. Lactose intolerance is the most common. It may cause bloating, gas, cramping ANS even diarrhea. Milk protein intolerance is common in infants. This causes bloody diarrhea and nasal congestion with drainage. Most kids "out grow" this but i'm convinced that other milder symptoms persist, especially the nasal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to devellop a milk intolerance later in life?

Milk intolerance : Milk intolerance can develop at any age, and is most often due to a deficiency of lactase, the enzyme the body uses to digest milk sugar, or lactose. Babies make the enzyme well, but in many parts of the world, adults don't. Without the enzyme, the sugar remains inside the gut and can't be absorbed, and causes fluid to remain there too, leading to diarrhea. ...Read more

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What does I need to tell my child when older about having had milk intolerance?

Nothing: You do not have to worry about this being a long lasting issue. If she is able to be transitioned to whole cows milk when she is 1 then there is no longer a problem. She should be aware of it but does not indicate that she will have a residual lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can teen get cheese, butter and milk intolerance?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can present at any age in various degrees of symptoms. This is due to the body's inability to digest milk sugar, lactose, due to a deficiency or lack of function of the lactase enzyme produced in the gut to digest the milk sugar, lactose. ...Read more

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Could my milk intolerance possibly becoming worse?

If you drink more...: ...Milk, the symptoms will get worse. True lactose intolerance cannot get worse because the enzyme lactase cannot get any more absent. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
389 doctors shared insights

Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more