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How to help your body process lactose if you're lactose intolerant?

How to help your body process lactose if you're lactose intolerant?

Laactaid pills: Lactose intolerant means you can't tolerate the sugar in milk. You can take lactaid pills to replace the missing enzyme in your diet. If you have foods that contain the milk sugar without the enzyme, you might get symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea and cramping after ingesting milk products. ...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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I think I'm lactose intolerant but my body only reacts to dairy some of the time. Any explanation?

I think I'm lactose intolerant but my body only reacts to dairy some of the time. Any explanation?

Tolerance level: We can sometimes get away w/a low level of a food or other substance we are sensitive to. When it reaches a certain level in the body we have symptoms. Please see your doc and get tested so you will know what you are dealing with. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I receantly became intolerant of milk, is there a way for me to get my body to tolarate the lactose again?

I receantly became intolerant of milk, is there a way for me to get my body to tolarate the lactose again?

Lactose intolerance: Sometimes after a gastrointestinal illness (usually viral or inflammatory- mild crohn's)the cells lining the intestinal tract become damaged and stop or decrease production of lactase, the enzyme that digests lactose. This is often transient : once the trouble subsides the cells heal and regenerate, lactase production resumes and symptoms subside. So how long have yr symptoms been. R u sure of diag. ...Read more

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I do ghandi diet. Which includes 1l milk daily. My body doesn't tollerate lactose...& I replace it with home made 1l live culture yogurt. Is it ok?

I do ghandi diet. Which includes 1l milk daily. My body doesn't tollerate lactose...& I replace it with home made 1l live culture yogurt. Is it ok?

Possibly not: Its a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures". Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yogurt its texture and its characteristic tang. Does not hurt to try. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your body if you drink milk and lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance: You may have in such case some or all the symptoms such as abdominal pain, excessive gas, foul smelling gas and a loose to watery bowel movement. This is the result of the inability to digest lactose due to the deficiency of the enzyme lactose. This enzyme breaks down the lactose, which is a disaccharide (2 single sugar molecules attached together) to mono saccharides, that can be absorbed. ...Read more

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Does your body process different sugars differently (eg. Glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, etc.)?

Does your body process different sugars differently (eg. Glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, etc.)?

With minor: Differences, your body can easily metabolize any sugar. Glucose, fructose and galactose are all simple sugars or monosaccharides. Sucrose, maltose and lactose are all compound sugars or disaccharides. Sucrose is formed as a combination of a molecule of glucose and one of fructose, and they are broken apart by enzymes. All are equal to 4 calories / gram. ...Read more

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Does mayo have lactose?

Does mayo have lactose?

Mayo: In general most mayo preparation do not contain lactose. There are some brands however, that do contain lactose so check labels. ...Read more

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What foods contain lactose?

What foods contain lactose?

Milk products: Lactose is the naturally occurring sugar in milk. So all milk products (including cheese, butter, ice cream and yogurt) contain lactose. Many baked products use milk as an ingredient, so these too have lactose in addition many medicines contain lactose as well used as a "filler". Read labels looking for milk as an ingredient. ...Read more

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Is there lactose in butter?

Is there lactose in butter?

Not much: Some source say about 10% of the lactose content of whole milk. Some say just a trace. Either way many lactose intolerant persons may tolerate a little butter in their diet. You can experiment with your own degree of tolerance. ...Read more

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Are lactose-free products still considered dairy?

Technically yes: Lactose-free products usually still contain milk (dairy) but just the lactose has been taken out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lactose?

What is the definition or description of: lactose?

Lactose the sugar: 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 galactose is called lactas. ...Read more

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How do you feed a child that is lactose intolorant.?

How do you feed a child that is lactose intolorant.?

Lactose = milk sugar: The university of rochester medical center pediatric nutrition web page has a long list of lactose-free foods (plus things to avoid): www. Urmc. Rochester. Edu/childrens-hospital/nutrition/lactose-free. Cfm lactose intolerant persons (over age 3 years) can always take lactaid chewables or tablets with any meals or snacks that contain lactose. ...Read more

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Can people who are lactose intolorent eat frozen yogurt?

Up to a point: Most frozen yogurt not high in live cultures, bacteria that break down lactose (milk sugar). Most can eat some dairy without symptoms, gas, bloat, cramps, loose stool. Can always take lactase tabs beforehand; eat as part of a mixed meal helps too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become intollerent to lactose late in life?

Is it possible to become intollerent to lactose late in life?

Yes you can: Yes you can become lactose intolerance late in life.75% of adults worldwide show some decrease in lactase activity during adulthood. The lactase deficiency can be genetic or aquired and induced by the envoienment. ...Read more

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Will something bad happen to me if I stop eating lactose entirely?

Will something bad happen to me if I stop eating lactose entirely?

No: Lactose is a sugar that is metabolized by the body into cellular energy (atp). Any other sugar, protein or fat can be used to meet the body's need for energy. If your body lacks the enzyme to break down lactose to its component sugars the you are lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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I've heard yogurt can actually help with lactose intollerance symptoms, is this true or not?

Yogurt lactose: This may be true. If the yogurt has active cultures in it, they can break down the lactose. Wikipedia has a good discussion on this with references for you to read. So does the Cleveland Clinic. Since the amount of active lactobacilli in brands of yogurt is often not mentioned, it is important to try small amounts first. This may only help with tolerance of other dairy products consumed with it. ...Read more

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Is there any long term risk from consuming lactose if you are intolerant apart from discomfort?

Not really: Think what would happen if you ate wood shavings and are not a termite. They pass through you but you get no benefit from them. The same is said for the lactose, however germs in your gut do feed on the lactose and cause gas and acidic stools. Most people learn to self limit exposure to a level they can tolerate without symptoms. ...Read more

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A subject is alergic to lactose and nuts, he ate kind of food which contains nuts! What is the immedate thing we should do?

A subject is alergic to lactose and nuts, he ate kind of food which contains nuts! What is the immedate thing we should do?

If there's serious: Symptoms like shortness of breath, choking sensation, dizziness, nausea etc, call 911 or bring your friend to er asap. Even if there are no symptoms, i'd still recommend him or her to be brought to er or urgent care for observation and as a precautionary measure. Take care! Http://www. Foodallergy. Org/treating-an-allergic-reaction. ...Read more

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I think I have a lactose problem, I experience all te symptoms of lactose intollerance, but they are ten times worse at night is this normal?

I think I have a lactose problem, I experience all te symptoms of lactose intollerance, but they are ten times worse at night is this normal?

Usually not.: Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme lactase in the small intestin. Problems usually happen more quickly and during the day because of the stomach emptying quickly into the small intestine. It can happen, b ut bi wager you are not li! ...Read more

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If my spouse is lactose intollerrent, but I'm not is it possible that our children could be lactose intollerrent? My spouse is lactose intolerrent I'm not

If my spouse is lactose intollerrent, but I'm not is it possible that our children could be lactose intollerrent? My spouse is lactose intolerrent I'm not

Assume yes: You can be born with lactose intolerance, develop it when a toddler, or have it temporarily after bad diarrhea. Between 1/4 and 1/3 of adults are lactose intolerant. It is easy to avoid symptoms by avoiding lactose. If your spouse is intolerant, assume your kids may be, and plan accordingly. They could also be normal. So many have the problem that it is really not a big problem for most. ...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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Silk ok if lactose intolerant?

Yes: Silk is soy milk (the whey from fermenting soy). There are no milk products in it, thus no lactose. ...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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What to do if I'm lactose intolerant?

What to do if I'm lactose intolerant?

Diet and pills: Lactose intolerance tends to persist once one develops it. Trying avoiding foods with lactose or find alternatives that are lactose-free. You can also take some Lactaid enzyme pills before consuming milk products. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am lactose intolerant?

Breath testing: There is a simple breath test that many labs run to diagnose lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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How to determine if I'm lactose intolerant?

How to determine if I'm lactose intolerant?

Milk sugar pbm: Lactose intolerant means you can't tolerate the sugar in milk. You can take lactaid pills to replace the missing enzyme in your diet. If you have foods that contain the milk sugar without the enzyme, you might get symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea and cramping after ingesting milk products. ...Read more

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How to determine if I am lactose intolerant?

Symptoms: If you are lactose intolerant you would have symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, loose bowel movement some time after eating lactose containing foods. ...Read more

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How would you know you're lactose intolerant?

Bloat, cramp: Bloating, cramping, diarrhea, gas, within a hour to three hours after milk or dairy products. You can have one of these symptoms or more than one. Or all of them. It may be dose dependent. The more milk and dairy you have, the worse the symptoms. There are hidden sources of milk, like certain bread crumbs. ...Read more