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What is good to eat when lactose intolerant?

What is good to eat when lactose intolerant?

Lactaid products or:: Try many of the tasty lactaid products(cheese milk ice cream) or use lactase pills, found in most stores...Follow the directions on the bottle , they are usually very helpful in allowing you to eat many dairy products.. ...Read more

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more


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If I am lactose intolerant, can I eat cool whip?

If I am lactose intolerant, can I eat cool whip?

Probably: The current recipe contains a very small amount of dairy that is usually tolerated. ...Read more

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How do in know if my child is lactose intolerant?

Diarrhea, bloating: Generally, a person will get abdominal cramps, gassiness and diarrhea after consuming milk products, including milk, cheese and ice cream. Severity varies. ...Read more

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Is it true that most people are lactose intolerant?

Varies: There are subtle differences in lactose intolerance. Some have it from birth, some acquire it as they get older (allowing mothers milk to work in infancy), some have it transiently after any diarrhea. The data I've read suggest 1/4 of the adult population in this country are lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Could you become lactose intolerant within a month?

Could you become lactose intolerant within a month?

Yes: Avoid lactose and see if your symptoms improve and see you doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your kids are lactose intolerant?

How can you tell if your kids are lactose intolerant?

Simple test: If you use the lactose free product (formula, milk) & the kid does well, then returns to having gas/loose stools etc when you use the lactose containing product, you have a good indication your kid is intolerant to the lactose. Diapered kids often have a burn like diaper rash if they are on lactose. ...Read more

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Is it possible to suddenly become lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: The short answer is yes. Lactase is the enzyme that is active along the intestinal lining. With age, esp after 30s, the intestinal lining contains less lactase, rendering some to become lactose intolerant. Most often, 'transient lactose intolerance' occurs after a bout of a stomach virus or antibiotic-associated diarrhea (ie, any acute/chronic diarrhea), and the lining is temporarily damaged. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have become lactose intolerant?

How do you know if you have become lactose intolerant?

Symptoms after dairy: Can occur as we get older, more in some ethnic groups (jews, blacks, asians), with certain parasites (giardia), after gastroenteritis. "poor man's test": drink 1 pint skim milk on empty stomach; get symptoms (gas, bloat, cramps diarrhea within 2 h). Can do lactose tolerance test (blood or breath test). Can have small amts as mixed meal; fat helps tolerance; yogurt more tolerable. ...Read more

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Which brands can you eat if you're lactose intolerant?

Lactose Intolerance: When you say "brand" I am assuming what brand of milk. You should purchase lactaid or dairy ease or equivalent. Here is more: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become lactose intolerant overnight?

Lactose intollarence: Generally, no. However you can develop a transient lactose intolerance secondary to some forms of viral gastroenteritis. This can last for several weeks. ...Read more

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