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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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How long does it take to go from mild to severe lactose intolerance?

How long does it take to go from mild to severe lactose intolerance?

Variable.: Continuing to ingest dairy with lactose will hold it off. But growing older, if genetically or racially, predsiposed, and not using dairy, will hasten the process. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a lactose intolerance attack to go away?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel sick from lactose intolerance?

30 min to 2 hours: Symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to 2 hours after you eat or drink milk products. For a little more information on lactose intolerance please go to: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/05/milk-allergy-or-lactose-intolerance/. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel effects of lactose intolerance?

Usually within hr: If you have lactose intol usually will notice the effects within an hr of consumption of dairy . The severity of the symptoms and their duration will vary. Depends on how severe the dz is in the pt, the amount of dairy consumed etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel sick from lactose intolerance after you have a milkshake?

How long does it take to feel sick from lactose intolerance after you have a milkshake?

Varies: The time for symptoms to develop varies, but usually not immediate...More often these symptoms occur hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to feel better if it's lactose intolerance?

It depends: It depends on whether or not you stop consuming dairy products. If you're sure you have lactose intolerance, stopping those products is likely to reduce your symptoms a lot. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can I take bacillus coagulans with lactose intolerance?

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

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