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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Dairy Intolerance

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What causes dairy intolerance?

What causes dairy intolerance?

Can't digest lactose: Milk has lactose as it's sugar. Milk is a complete food for baby mammals, so it has fat, protein, sugar, etc... Most people don't have as much "lactase" enzyme as they get older, but some people start losing their enzyme in childhood. Certain racial groups don't lose it. Without the enzyme, the lactose sugar is digested by the intestinal bacteria, so leads to gassiness, cramps, and some diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's the best way for a person to get calcium if they have a dairy intolerance?

What's the best way for a person to get calcium if they have a dairy intolerance?

Foods/supplements: Many different dairy alternatives are fortified with calcium and /or vitamin d which include: soy milk and orange juice. Additionally you should speak with your doctor about taking vitamin d and/ or calcium supplements if you need them. A good calcium supplement comes in the form of tums, for example. Again, please discuss with your doctor. Also see a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Can dairy intolerance be confused for appendicitis?

Can dairy intolerance be confused for appendicitis?

Yes, : Appendicitis can be confused with almost any disease, and its manifestations are considered "protean". I had to look up this word in the dictionary when i first heard of it, too. If you suspect acute appendicitis, you need to be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's intolerance or an allergic reaction to dairy?

How to tell if it's intolerance or an allergic reaction  to dairy?

Symptoms and test: Dairy reactions can be lactose iintolerance (milk sugar) with symptoms limited to GI tract like crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea. Milk skin test is negative. Milk allergy (to milk protein) may have GI symptoms but also rash, hives, swelling, or even anaphylaxis. Milk skin test will be positive. ...Read more

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What is best dairy to have if slight intolerance--milk, cheese, yoghurt?

What is best dairy to have if slight intolerance--milk, cheese, yoghurt?

Lactase-treated…: Milk (lactaid, dairy ease) or lactose-free cheese, yogurt, ice cream should present no problems. Using lactase enzyme tablets (lactaid, dairy ease) before dairy products will break down milk sugar that causes problems. Enjoy your dairy products as good sources of calcium. ...Read more

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Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

Can too much dairy in son's diet cause lactose intolerance?

No, but....: Lactose tolerance is a lack of enzyme lactase in the GI tract. Drinking mill doesn't cause this, but by definition, if lactose intolerant, u should avoid drinking milk. ...Read more

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What to do about severe lactose intolerance? I love my dairy.

What to do about severe lactose intolerance? I love my dairy.

Dairy with lactase!: People can boy a milk called lactaid, which has the enzyme to break down lactose. Hood brand milk has much reduced lactose, usually 3g per 8oz serving. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms of dairy allergy vs. Dairy intolerance?

What is the difference in symptoms of dairy allergy vs. Dairy intolerance?

Allergy not just GI: Dairy intolerance is caused by an inability to digest milk sugar lactose into two simpler sugars. This results in gas, cramps, bloating, flatulence & diarrhea. Dairy allergy may cause these same symptoms but typically also causes vomiting, skin rashes like hives or eczema & even triggers allergic rhinitis & asthma. If symptoms all GI try lactose-free milk. You'll have no symptoms if intolerant. ...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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Im being tested for lactose intolerance but I love dairy and don't want to give it up?

Im being tested for lactose intolerance but I love dairy and don't want to give it up?

Wait for test result: It can be frustrating if you are determined to be lactose intolerant...But today there are many pills (founf over the counter in drug store or many markets) you can take before eating dairy to prevent most symptoms(as long as you don't go overboard) and there are many tasty lactaid products...Milk..Cheeses ice cream..Just check out your local supermarket. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have some kind of mild intolerance to milk / dairy unrelated to lactose intolerance?

Is it possible to have some kind of mild intolerance to milk / dairy unrelated to lactose intolerance?

Milk intolerance: Yes. You could have a mild milk allergy which can be confirmed with a skin test or a rast blood test. ...Read more

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If I am trying to cut out dairy for skin and lactose intolerance reasons, should I cut it out completely or just majorly cut back?

If I am trying to cut out dairy for skin and lactose intolerance reasons, should I cut it out completely or just majorly cut back?

Confusing statement: Lactose intolerance is an issue you can separate from dairy. Total exclusion is often unnecessary unless you have a dairy sensitivity (hives, skin test positive, elevated IgA to bovine protein). Low lactose products like yogurt and cheddar cheese are often tolerated by lactose sensitive persons. There is controversy over the influence of dairy on skin with many discounting the idea. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an intolerance to dairy, weat or gluten? Sometimes, after i eat certain things that contain daiy, extra I have diarrhea...

How can I tell if I have an intolerance to dairy, weat or gluten? Sometimes, after i eat certain things that contain daiy, extra I have diarrhea...

See your doctor: They can usually figure out if it sounds like a food allergy by taking a detailed history. Also, you may need to see an allergist. Until then, keep a food diary for every meal and snack, what was in it, and whether or not you had issues. ...Read more

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Can a dairy intolerance be a cause of recurring kidney infections?

Can a dairy intolerance be a cause of recurring kidney infections?

Doubtful: Lactose intolerance is usually not associated with kidney or bladder infections. You need to see a urologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a breastfed baby having an intolerance to moms dairy intake?

What are symptoms of a breastfed baby having an intolerance to moms dairy intake?

Milk intolerance: While this can happen it is hard to prove. The usually reported symptoms are fussiness after breast feeding, perhaps somewhat like colic, diarrhea, possibly vomiting (unusual). The test you can do is to eliminate cow's milk for a week and see if it makes a difference (but you will need to supplement the calories, vitamins, fats and proteins with something else). ...Read more