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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Overview)

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 protein components in milk.


Dr. Bhavin Patel
229 doctors shared insights

Milk Intolerance (Overview)

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 protein components in milk.


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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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Living with Lactose Intolerance (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about medication you can take to help with digestion
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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Milk intolerance?

What is the definition or description of: Milk intolerance?

Milk intolerance: 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 protein components in milk. ...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

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Are there differences in cheese vs milk intolerance?

Milk: Sometimes. If both bother you you have a cows milk or dairy intolerance. Sometimes one can eat exotic cheeses without problems with this disorder since the preperation of the cheese may change or denature the part of the milk you are allergic to thus rendering the product safe. Sometimes boiling milk will do the same. There are many proteins and components to milk that you could be allergic to so. ...Read more

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What does an egg and / or milk intolerance feel like?

GI symptoms: Most food intolerance symptoms are gastrointestinal - upset stomach, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Symptoms may begin almost immediately after eating or be delayed for several hours in onset. They persist for minutes to up to a day or two. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have milk intolerance but not with cheese?

Yes: Your milk intolerance may be lactose related, the sugar in milk. During the formation of cheese, especially something like cheddar, the lactose is consumed in the process & only remains at trace levels. ...Read more

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What kind of foods can you eat with lactose / milk intolerance?

Use lactase : Use of a digestive aid containing the enzyme lactase helps to reduce symptoms associated to lactose intolerance, and eat practically all foods. Without this digestive aid, most lactose intolerant people would tolerate traces of milk, but not more than a tablespoon of milk, or less than a bite of cheese. Food containing dairy products should be avoided. (eg, ice cream, pizza, cheese, yogurt). ...Read more

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Ca++ supplement for someone with milk intolerance?

Ca++ supplement for someone with milk intolerance?

Yes: Calcium is fortified in milk products. Thus if the substitute is not fortified then it is essential that you supplement calcium. ...Read more

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If person has malabsorption and milk intolerance, can he drink yoghurt?

No: Yogurt that is derived from cow's milk would cause a similar problem as milk. ...Read more

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Is milk intolerance a food allergy or what?

Is milk intolerance a food allergy or what?

Not allergy: Milk intolerance most commonly refers to a condition characterized by bloating, cramps and diarrhea caused by lactase deficiency without allergy/immune mechanisms involved. In allergy to cow's milk the immune system is reacting against cow's milk proteins causing symptoms such as hives. In infants, may cause blood in stools and constipation. The terms intolerance and allergy are often misused. ...Read more

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How does milk allergy differ from milk intolerance?

Immune mechanism: Reactions to foods can be from immune reactions, or from other mechanisms. Allergy is an immune reaction against the food. An intolerance might happen when you lack an enzyme to digest the food, such as with lactose (milk) intolerance. Generally speaking, intolerances are milder, not life-threatening, and cannot be diagnosed by typical allergy scratch or prick tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more