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Doctor insights on: Papaya Enzyme And Lactose Intolerance

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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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Is giving gravel at bed okay, when I'm unsure if my 8yr old is having tummy pains from stress or her lactose intolerance? She takes milk enzymes also

Is giving gravel at bed okay, when I'm unsure if my 8yr old is having tummy pains from stress or her lactose intolerance? She takes milk enzymes also

Yes: I think you mean gravol, and it is a safe drug for nausea and causes sleepiness. It doesn't do much for pain usually, but the sleepiness will help her with that. 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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What happens when a lactose intolerant person has lactose a lot without lactaid digestive enzymes?

What happens when a lactose intolerant person has lactose a lot without lactaid digestive enzymes?

Gas, cramps, diarrhea: Lactose will case gas, produced by some bacterial action on the sugar, cramping, and loose stools. The un-absorbed lactose acts as an osmotic agent and pulls water into the stool. It also produces a somewhat acidic stool that will produce a chemical burn on exiting the body. Read more

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How does one become lactose intolerant? Is it healthy to take pancreatic enzymes even if there's no prob with the pancreas?

Lactose: Lactose intolerance can develop when the enzyme lactase in the lining of the small intestine has decreased to a point where digestion is effected. It's not clear why this happens, sometimes genetics. Pancreatic enzymes are not likely to help in the absence of pancreatic insufficiency. Lactaid pills may help you. Read more

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Papaya enzyme after drinking wine, what is this for?

Papaya enzyme after drinking wine, what is this for?

No idea: There is nothing that I can find in the literature that suggests any benefit, or any harm from using papaya enzyme after drinking wine. There is, in fact, a papaya-based wine available in some places. Perhaps someone thinks that the enzymes will better digest the alcohol in the wine, or settle the stomach, but I can find no information on this from usual medical sources. Read more

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Can I take papaya enzyme tablets to ease digestion while pregnant?

Most Definitely: In fact, before we could synthetically produce such enzymes, papaya was a source of digestive enzymes. You may have noticed that when consumed after a heavy meal it seems to facilitate digestion. Read more

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I'm breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

I'm breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

Breast feeding: With breast feeding you should avoid anything that can harm your baby particularly if you don't know the exact active & inactive ingredient in the preparation. It is best if you show it to your pediatrician to find out for you if it will appear in your breast milk & if it is safe or not. Good luck. Read more

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Is papaya enzyme safe to administer to pregnant women?

Is papaya enzyme safe to administer to pregnant women?

Yes but why: There is no danger associated with eating fruit or taking a fruit supplement. Why take it though? There is no scientific evidence that this would be helpful or productive. Generally avoid supplements other than a prenatal vitamin during pregnancy. Read more

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My sister is breastfeeding and was wondering if she could take papaya enzyme for digestive?

My sister is breastfeeding and was wondering if she could take papaya enzyme for digestive?

Kinda sort: 1st check out https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/6716076-im-breastfeeding-my-daughter-is-it-okay-to-take-papaya-enzyme-for-divestive. In general, if she can eat papaya, then papaya enzyme should be safe, in theory. But since there are no (strict) manufacturing guidelines in making dietary supplements, there may be contaminants that are not good for breastfeeding. Better to eat real food. Read more

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Is lactose intolerance painful?

Is lactose intolerance painful?

It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdominal discomfort/ pain. Read more

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Lactose intolerance, what to do?

Lactose intolerance, what to do?

Avoid dairy / get rx: Avoid dairy products that cause symptoms can consume lactose free dairy or use otc meds 2 help, if doesn't work c ur doctor or gastroenterologist, good luck. Read more

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Could I become lactose intolerance?

Could I become lactose intolerance?

Yes: 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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How to know if I am lactose intolerance?

Dairy Products: The principal symptom of lactose intolerance is an adverse reaction to products containing lactose (primarily milk), including abdominal bloating and cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, borborygmi (rumbling stomach) and vomiting. These appear thirty minutes to two hours after consumption. Lactaid can help with this if you do have it. Some people develop it after a course of antibiotics. Read more

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What are symptoms to lactose intolerance?

What are symptoms to lactose intolerance?

Gas, bloating cramps: Gas, bloating and cramps are most common. Diarrhea is much less common. Read more

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Might someone have lactose intolerance again?

Might someone have lactose intolerance again?

Lactose intolerance: Generally speaking, once you have it, it does not go away. Use lactaid tablets when you ingest dairy products. Read more

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What are the symptoms for lactose intolerance?

What are the symptoms for lactose intolerance?

GI symptoms: Common symptoms of lactose intolerance from a deficiency of lactase are: bloating stomach pain or cramps gurgling or rumbling sounds in your belly gassines loose stools or diarrhea throwing up they are not dangerous, but they sure are uncomfortable! Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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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


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more