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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

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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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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I have unexpected lactose intolerance?

I have unexpected lactose intolerance?

See details: What is the question? Lactose intolerance does not appear out of no where at age 46. ...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

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What are typical signs of lactose intolerance?

What are typical signs of lactose intolerance?

Abdominal Pain: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, gas, nausea and/ or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are signs of lactose intolerance in an adult?

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

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How to know if I have developed lactose intolerance?

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

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What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance in adults?

Abdominal cramps: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, gas, and/ or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I am developing lactose intolerance?

How likely is it that I am developing lactose intolerance?

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

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What are the symptoms, and reasons for lactose intolerance?

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

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I think I might be lactose intolerance but how could I tell?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance can be diagnosed by breath test at the lab. One easy way is to avoid lactose milk or taking lactase enzymes. ...Read more

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I think I might be lactose intolerance. How would I know if I really am?

I think I might be lactose intolerance. How would I know if I really am?

Milk=indigestion: Hello Melissa
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

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How come I have lactose intolerance, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have lactose intolerance, but nobody else in the family has it?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Is lactose intolerance heredity?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Do not eat dairy: There is no "cure" for lactose intolerance as much as it is avoiding dairy products which come in cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, milk, creamers, whey protein, and products that have casein such as processed meat that has to be held together like hot dogs. If you really want to have dairy, you can use lactaid pills but it works if your symptoms are mild. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Yes: Avoid dairy products. Of all mammals, only humans consume milk in adulthood. The ability to properly absorb lactose decreases over time. Lactaid may be of some benefit but it is best to just avoid dairy if it bothers you. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause hemroids?

Can lactose intolerance cause hemroids?

Indirectly: Lactose intolerance can cause loose and/or frequent stools which can cause development and irritation of hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Symptoms of newborn lactose intolerance?

Not in newborn: Lactase which digests lactose or milk sugar essentially always present in newborns and levels only decrease in toddlers at age children would usually be weaned. It is lack of lactase that causes lactose intolerance. About 2-3% of infants are milk allergic so this is a more likely cause of reactions to cow milk. Switch to soy based formula and consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Does obesity make lactose intolerance worse?

If overeating dairy!: Skinny people, normal people, and obese people all can be lactose intolerant. The great majority of the world's population becomes lactose intolerant with age, because people produce less and less lactase enzyme and will not be able to digest milk sugar. Taking lactase (lactaid tablets) can help a lot. We humans are the only mammals who keep drinking milk after weaning off the breast. ...Read more

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What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating. ...Read more

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What to eat if I have gluten and lactose intolerance?

What to eat if I have gluten and lactose intolerance?

Read labels: There are many products available that contain neither. If you read the package of products it will list common allergens near the bottom of the contents. Beware of "wheat" but many also specify gluten free, Acquire a magazine "Allergic Living" that has articles and contact information for those living with these issues. There are also many net sites that provide basic info. ...Read more

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Can I take bacillus coagulans with lactose intolerance?

Yes: Lactose intolerance is due to the lack of an enzyme to break down lactose so that the sugar can be absorbed in the upper intestine. Instead the undigested lactose passes to the lower intestinal tract where fermentation causes the gas, loose BM etc. Probiotic and prebiotic would not worsen your intolerance. ...Read more

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How to stop bloating pain caused by lactose intolerance?

How to stop bloating pain caused by lactose intolerance?

Sure lact intol?: If you are sure the symptoms are due to lactose intolerance, as opposed to lots of other causes, e.g. Ulcers, infection, inflammatory bowel, celiac, parasites, tumors, other, then warm beverages may help stimulate bowel and pass gas. Gas-x works in stomach not farther down. Peppermint oil, chamomile, fennel, caraway all decrease spasm in bowel-may help. If recurrent symptom, see md. ...Read more

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How can I test for lactose intolerance once and for all?

Try milk: If you get gas, diarrhea, cramps and uncomfortable feelings....Do not use milk products or get the lactase tablets. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Perspectives differ: From my perspective the problem creates bloating, cramping, loose acidic stools & peri-anal irritation. I consider that an inconvenience. It does not cause your gut to bleed or worrisome damage to the intestines. ...Read more

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Where can I shop if I have a gluten and lactose intolerance?

Where can I shop if I have a gluten and lactose intolerance?

Where do u live?: Getting easier. Most supermarkets have gluten free foods (some more than others); most supermarkets have low lactose or lactose free products. Even if you are not kosher, foods marked "pareve" are lactose free. Specialty stores, including chains like whole foods, have extensive sections. "health food" stores have them. Can always go on-line, amazon and others. ...Read more

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Ok if u r lactose intolerance can u eat candy like skittles?

Depends on amount: Some candy shave a small amount or no lactose. Check the label of things you eat or drink. If they do not have lactose but have fructose you should be ok ...Read more

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Can you tell me is my back pain related to lactose intolerance?

Unlikely: Back pain without the typical abdominal symptoms would not be related to lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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How can a person with lactose intolerance obtain dietary calcium?

How can a person with lactose intolerance obtain dietary calcium?

Many available: Soy and almond milk are made without lactose, sharp cheddar cheese has lost most of its lactose as it is made. The OTC calcium tablets and such things as Tums, including the chewable wafer form can be used as a calcium source. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Probably not: If you have celaic disease you could also have a rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. this could be a "chnage in skin color"

IF you get dehydrated b/o lactose intolerance you could look grey or yellow
otherwise nope ...Read more

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How can a person with lactose intolerance obtain dietary calcium?

Consider Tums (calcium carbonate): Each Tums (calcium carbonate) extra strength provides 600 mg calcium. Two a day will provide you calcium need if you have no other source of calcium. Consult a dietician. ...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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more