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What Can I Do For My Lactose Intolerance Without Going To A Doctor
Lactose intolerance: Many people have or develop lactose intolerance as they get older or if they have been frequently treated with antibiotics (which kill the lactobacilli that digest the lactose). There are otc products (lactaid & dairy ease are 2) to take before eating dairy products; they provide the lactase enzyme that breaks down milk sugar. One can also buy lactase-treated milk & lactose-free ice cream. —>. ...Read more
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
Just do it at home: Depending on your symptoms(assuming they are not severe in any way) best thing to do is avoid all dairy products for 4-5 days, and be sure your symptoms are all gone..Then try a small amount of cheese or milk..If the symptoms recur...Do the same thing....If it happens again you probably are lactose intolerant...Then try many of the tasty lactaid products or use lactase pills, found in most stores. ...Read more
No: Lactose intolerance generally means you do not have the enzyme needed for proper digestion and absorption of the main sugar in cow milk. You cannot digest it, but germs in your gut will and cause you gas, cramping and loose stools. You can likely digest things like sharp cheddar cheese, a dairy product where the lactose has been depleted by the creation of the cheese.It is not an allergy ...Read more
Yes, lactose test.: Lactose intolerance is a disease associated with the ingestion of different types of carbohydrates. The main symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal bloating 20-30 min. Of ingestion of carbohydrate. The test done for diagnosis is the lactose tolerance test: ingestion of 50 g of lactose and the subsequent diarrhea, determination of glucose in blood shows elevation of no more than 20 mg. Hydrogen test also. ...Read more
Different test: Gluten intolerance can be tested in 2 ways. There is a blood test, which is very good, but not perfect. The best test is to have a gastroenterologist take a biopsy of your small intestine. Lactose intol is usually associated with bloating and diarrhea. First eliminate dairy. Then, try drinking lactaid milk, which contains the enzyme missing in lactose intolerance and should not cause symptom. ...Read more
My stomach always feels bubbly and I consistently want to fart. My doctor said that I'm lactose intolerance but it even bubbles now. Please help???
I went to my doctor with stomach/back pains. He mentioned possible biliary colic. What is this and is it linked to lactose intolerance?
No: There is no known association with lactose intolerance. Colic is a descriptive word for pain that waxes and wanes. Biliary implies the ducts around the gallbladder, bowel and pancreas. Sometimes gallstones can cause this pain. A good way of beginning to look for this problem is an ultrasound. The pain often occurs after a meal high in fat. ...Read more
I am suspecting that my doc'a trial-and-error diagnosis of gluten/lactose intolerance is incorrect. Do i see an allergist or gastrointerologist?
Food intolerance: You are better off seeing a gastroenterologist who deals with this problem day in and day out. ...Read more
Hi, Doc have doubted lactose intolerance my 9m old baby, started soy base milk but since then her poo has bcome green & she has got v bad diaper rash.
See below: The color of the stool is related to how quickly food and fluids move through the intestine and how much is reabsorbed, as well as how much bile is in the stool. The diaper rash may be temporary with the change in formula and stool consistency, but if it's lasting, you should call her doctor to discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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