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Papaya Enzyme And Lactose Intolerance
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
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
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
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
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
What's the worst that can happen if a lactose intolerant person continues to have lactose without a lactaid digestive enzyme?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lactose intol. & age: Lactose intolerance is due to not have a sufficient amount of the enzyme lactase to digest the complex sugar in milk, lactose to simple sugars than can be absorbed by the intestines. That deficiency can be congenital or acquired especially following a severe gastroenteritis. The symptoms are often bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, and/or nausea and are unrelated to age. ...Read more
Simple vs Docs offic: If you drink a lot of milk or eat a bunch of ice cream and develop cramps, gas and have runny poop, you are likely lactose intolerant. You can also order a breath hydrogen test through your doctors office or online to confirm the problem. ...Read more
Hard to say: To get the most from this site you need to provide background information on your issue and then ask a specific related question. Since you have provided no information at all about why you question the lactose issue, it is hard to speculate. It happens & is usually evident by late in childhood. You could start over & get a more specific response. ...Read more
Lactose isn't absore: Fermentation of lactose in the small inestine from failure to absorb lactose. The enzyme is present in adequate amounts in all children who are breast fed, and when age appropriate given regular milk. Blacks are suceptible to this at an earlier age, and caucasions, who go for long periods without injecting milk or other lactose containing products. Gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea can occur! ...Read more
Lactose intolerance is a common issue with many people. It is due to not having the enzymes to break down the lactose sugar found in milk. If you can't break down lactose it begins to ferment inside you and gas builds up leading to cramps, bloating and flatulence. If you drink milk and then shortly after start to experience cramps, bloating and flatulence you might be intolerant. ...Read more