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What Can I Take For Lactose Intolerance
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
1-2 days: Longer bouts of bloating and diarrhea are possibly due to other poorly digested sugars and fiber in the diet that can also trigger gas. After a large lactose load, bacteria that "ate" the lactose blooms and the higher bacterial load can now account for lingering symptoms in the sensitive digestive tract. ...Read more
Varies: The time for symptoms to develop varies, but usually not immediate...More often these symptoms occur hours after ingestion. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with lactose intolerance and I take the lactose pills n to me they don't really seem to help n at end of attack some times runs are g?
Hard to dose pill: If you are faced with a social setting where consuming lactose containing foods is hard to avoid, you can load up on the Lactaid pills and hope it is adequate for the load.Taking it while eating is more likely to help as it mixes with the lactose containing foods. In most situations I would avoid it altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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