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Sudden Egg Lactose Intolerance In Adults
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
Unrelated: These two food items are unrelated in their content. If you have difficulty digesting eggs, you likely are intolerant to them or whatever material they were cooked with. There are many people that have multiple food intolerances. They often avoid these products even as kids due to prior symptoms. You don't have to have a demonstrated food allergy to have an intolerance. ...Read more
Can you be partially lactose intolerant or is it one or the other. I don't do well with eggs, pizza, and some other foods, but can eat cheese & other?
Not Lactose: The fact that you don't do well with eggs and pizza, but do ok with cheese would tend to go against lactose intolerance (there is no lactose in eggs). You could definitely have some other food sensitivity. Pay careful attention to the ingredients in your food. If you notice that a certain ingredient shows up in every food you do badly with, that's the culprit. Hope this hleps! ...Read more
How can I best put on muscle on a vegetarian diet that doesn't allow for eggs? Also, I suspect I am lactose intolerant..
Plant-based protein: To build muscle eat more calories than you burn using healthy whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans/nuts. You will be getting plenty of protein if you eat a variety of vegetables and legumes. You will of course need to train hard and get enough rest to recover between workouts. Do these things consistently, and you will see results. Many body-builders are vegans now. ...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
Several years ago, I stopped being able to digest dairy, and thought I became lactose intollerant. However, I can't digest loctose-free milk, or eggs.
Avoid them: If your body says no, believe it! Lactose intolerance is a simple enzyme deficiency which can be overcome by adding the enzyme. Your symptoms points to a food intolerance based otherwise, and may be allergy. (egg, milk) Neither are required for a normal life. You can replace the nutrients from either with other foods/fluids. ...Read more
2 choices: You treat this issue by #1 avoiding all products with lactose or #2 take supplemental lactase enzyme (lactaid and others).There are milk products available that have the enzyme added and there are milk substitutes (almond ; soy) that contain no lactose. Some milk based products (cheddar cheese ; yogurt) that are low enough in lactose content that they don't trigger symptoms. ...Read more
A forever problem: Lactose intolerance is genetically based (please see my earlier answer), & is "forever." of course, some people with the condition have higher threshold for tolerating at least a certain amount of lactose. Also, replacement of lactase (the enzyme that breaks lactose down) is over-the-counter, can permit better tolerance of ingested lactose. Minimize lactose-containing foods unless lactase is taken. ...Read more
Avoid dairy products: The simplest way is to eliminate all diary for one week: milk, ice cream, cheese, etc. And see if the symptoms go away. Then try adding a small amount of dairy products, such as a glass of milk each day for a week. If symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and gas return, you may have lactose intolerance. Talk to your physician, to get more suggestions to evaluate or treat your symptoms. ...Read more
Yes, comes with age: The great majority of the world's population becomes lactose intolerant with age (except northern europeans), because people produce less and less lactase enzyme and will not be able to digest milk sugar. Lactose intolerance can come on more suddenly after diarrhea. 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
Lactose free!: Foods without lactose, which means milk, some cheeses, yogurt (regular). Lactose intolerance can also occur with foods which have significant milk or milk powder added. Milk whey is lactose free. All cheeses without carbs can be eaten. Remember, lactose is rarely added to food products. Unfortunately, other sugar products are, albeit safe for people with lactose intolerance. ...Read more
There are tests to diagnose lactose intolerance, but often just eliminating lactose containing foods such as cow's milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream is the easiest way.
if your symptoms get better and gas, abdominal cramping and or loose stools improve then it is very probable that you have a lactose sensitivity. You then could start back on some lactose containing foods and see what happens ...Read more
Avoidance: Lactose intolerance can lead to crampy abdominal pain and diarrhea. The best treatment for lactose intolerance is to minimize your dairy intake. There are milk substitutes and acidophilus milk. In addition, taking lactaid tabs before ingesting dairy products can help. Better to treat the underlying condition. Pain medicine is not very helpful. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Some people with very mild lactose intolerance may only experience symptoms when late amounts of lactose containing foods are eaten. ...Read more
Breath test: Lactose intolerance can be diagnosed by a lactose breath test. Check with you doctor on setting it up for you. However many times people know they are lactose intolerant because they have symptoms with milk products. If you stop lactose for 2 weeks and feel better, that is another way to diagnose it. See a dietitian for advice especially about calcium and vit d if avoiding dairy. ...Read more
Diarrhea/ rash: If present from birth, this often produces a chronic diarrhea with acidic stools that leave baby with a scorch looking diaper rash focused about the anus. After a while yeast will often join & aggravate the rash. If the diarrhea clears after a week on lactose free formula, with a return after a return to lactose, your most likely lactose intolerant. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: 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 amounts of dairy ingestion. ...Read more
One size fits all?: Symptoms of lactose intol varies. Some people have a sensitivity to dairy products and others a more classic symptoms. There are formal tests to diagnose the condtion like a hydrogen breath test, lab tests, and stool analysis. Intestinal biopsy, genetic testing etc. Go get evaluated to make sure you don't have other inflamatory bowel dz. That may have similar symptoms. ...Read more
Simple test: Try avoiding all milk products for a week and then try the lactaid brand of milk/cheese/ice cream. If you don't have any problems with those then you are likely to be lactose intolerant. There is also a breath hydrogen test that some GI offices perform to more definitively diagnose the condition. ...Read more
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