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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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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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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 my baby lactose intolerant?

Is my baby lactose intolerant?

Maybe: A baby can develop transient lactose intolerance after a bad diarrhea. It seldom lasts more than a week or two, and healing is delayed if lactose containing feeds continue during the illness.You really didn't offer much to go on.In the future please list the kids age and other symptoms when you ask a question. ...Read more

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Can i drink lactose free milk like almond milk but im not lactose tolerant is it still fine to drink lactose free milk?

Can i drink lactose free milk like almond milk but im not lactose tolerant is it still fine to drink lactose free milk?

Yes: Whether you have lactose issues or not, you are fine to drink lactose free cow's milk or any other "milk" product like almond milk. ...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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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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Could it be healthy for a lactose tolerant (not intolerant) to drink lactose enzyme?

Could it be healthy for a lactose tolerant (not intolerant) to drink lactose enzyme?

Lactose tolerance: There wouldn't be any reason to drink such an enzyme if you don't need it to digest lactose. Those enzyme supplements are used to provide what lactose intolerant individuals lack in order to help them digest products with lactose (cows milk and items containing cows milk). An alternative for lactose intolerant individuals is to try non cows milk (almond, coconut, soy, rice). ...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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Could you become lactose intolerant?

Could you become lactose intolerant?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can develop in adulthood. It can be primary loss of lactase enzyme activity which is genetically programmed. It can also be secondary, due to injury of the small intestine by another disease such as celiac disease. ...Read more

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With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

With lactose intolerance, will I get sick from consuming some dairy yogurt?

Most likely: If you are lactose intolerant, you will most likely develop symptoms after eating yogurt that contains lactose. ...Read more

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Why can I still eat other diary product if i'm lactose intolerant?

Threshold issue: Most people, even those with lactose intolerance, have the ability to digest some lactose because they have some lactase enzyme activity. Exceed your threshold to drink milk and you pay for it with gas, bloating, diarrhea. Consume small amounts of lactose (below your lactase enzyme threshold) & you're good to go. ...Read more

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Could I be lactose intolerant if I get gassy with milk?

Could I be lactose intolerant if I get gassy with milk?

Yes-that's a symptom: You could also test yourself. There are cow milk products like Lactaid milk that add the missing enzyme and would not make you gassy if lactose was your problem. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms for a gluten intolerance? (im already vegetarian and lactose intolderant)

What are some symptoms for a gluten intolerance? (im already vegetarian and lactose intolderant)

Great variety: Common symptoms of gluten sensitivity include diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, cramping, fatigue, headaches including migraines, muscle ; joint pains, anxiety ; depression.While less than 1% of people have celiac disease, 10-20% may gave gluten intolerance.The best way to tell is avoidance ; challenge.See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/038170_gluten_sensitivity_symptoms_intolerance.Html; comment:. ...Read more

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What to do about severe lactose intolerance? Are lactaid milks ok to drink?

Yes: Avoid foods containing lactose (dairy), lactaid should be fine because it does not contain lactose. ...Read more

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My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

Pricey solution : Soy based milk like products are lactose free & much less expensive.. A 16 mo cam also get all the calcium they need from a couple of tum's /day & just drink water. The other stuff in milk can be made up by a diverse diet. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

A condition in which a person doesn't have the ability to fully digest milk sugar ...Read more