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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

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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What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance and can you develop it over years?

Stomach symptoms: Lactose intolerance is the result of missing the enzyme lactase which digests the sugar lactose. Symptoms include: nausea, belly pain, diarrhea. All typically happen after consuming dairy. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of lactose intolerance and wheat intolerance/sensitivity (not celiac)? Can either of these problems start in adulthood?

What are common symptoms of lactose intolerance and wheat intolerance/sensitivity (not celiac)? Can either of these problems start in adulthood?

Varies: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain, cramping and bloating; symptoms may begin at 1 hour, typically later. More common in adults than children. Most people can tolerate yogurt. Wheat intolerance is hotly debated, but symptoms may be similar and can resolve with avoidance. Wheat allergy can cause severe allergic reactions, also diarrhea, cramping and bloating usually begins in childhood. ...Read more

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What are the stool symptoms for lactose intolerance?

What are the stool symptoms for lactose intolerance?

Gas and diarrhea: Lactose intolerance is the result of an inability to digest the sugar lactose. The consequence is excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort or pain after eating a lactose containing food (milk, soft cheese, ice cream, whipped cream, etc). ...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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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance in a child?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: Symptoms include diarrhea, bloating, abdominal distention due to inability to digest certain carbohydrates due to enzyme defficiency. Child has intolerance to milk intake and failure to gain weight. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lactose intolerance that first appear?

What are symptoms of lactose intolerance that first appear?

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

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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance (lactose intolerance), is a condition where a person's body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to digest the milk sugars. Without this enzyme, the milk sugar goes undigested, which can cause ...Read more