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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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My sister son boy 3year old had lactose intolerance we cut all the milk product what is the treatment of this condition ??is long life problem

My sister son boy 3year old had lactose intolerance we cut all the milk product what is the treatment of this condition
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See below.: Eliminating lactose-containing food is the treatment. If he is better with that dietary change, stick with it for now. Your sister can discuss re-introducing dairy in the future with his pediatrician. Some children do "outgrow" this issue, but some certainly have it through their lives. ...Read more

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When i drink milk or diary products i get hair loss and I have lactose intolerance is any treatment available to treat lactose intolerance ?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose-free dairy products or lactaid pills that contain the lactase enzyme are the only treatments available since this is not a food allergy but rather the loss of an enzyme. ...Read more

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Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?

Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?

Celiac disease: As yet celiac disease is treated with a glutein free diet. The food companies have become aware or the problem so that today there more glutein free foods than ever. ...Read more

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What is the best lactose intolerance medicine that i can get over the counter?

What is the best lactose intolerance medicine that i can get over the counter?

Brand name Lactaid: The brand name lactaid chewables work well and taste good. If quite lactose intolerant, chew one lactaid with each slice of pizza or each 6 ounce yogurt cup. The more lactose in the food, the more lactaid chewables needed. For example, one may chew one tablet while eating a slice of pizza, and chew a second tablet while eating a scoop of ice cream for dessert. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

Do not eat dairy: There is no "cure" for lactose intolerance as much as it is avoiding dairy products which come in cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, milk, creamers, whey protein, and products that have casein such as processed meat that has to be held together like hot dogs. If you really want to have dairy, you can use lactaid pills but it works if your symptoms are mild. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?

Yes: Avoid dairy products. Of all mammals, only humans consume milk in adulthood. The ability to properly absorb lactose decreases over time. Lactaid may be of some benefit but it is best to just avoid dairy if it bothers you. ...Read more

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Can kid 3y old cure from lactose intolerance disease and when?

Can kid 3y old cure from lactose intolerance disease and when?

Not Usually: if it truly is lactose intolerance, it is caused by an enzyme deficiency and it is very unlikely that your child will begin to make this enzyme again if they are not making it now. You can give lactase enzyme as a pill or chewable that will help to digest dairy. ...Read more

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What would be the best diet for someone with hypoglycemia and a lactose intolerance?

What would be the best diet for someone with hypoglycemia and a lactose intolerance?

Low carbs: The hypoglycemia is treated with a six-meal, low carbohydrate diet. The lactose intolerance is treated by avoiding milk products or using those with no lactose such as lactaid, etc. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my lactose intolerance go away?

How fast can I make my lactose intolerance go away?

Symptom Manegement: While there is no cure for lactose intolerance, symptoms of the condition can be managed. Taking a lactase enzyme supplement before eating dairy products can help with lactose digestion. Decreasing/removing milk products from the diet improves symptoms as well, but it is important to find alternate sources of calcium and vitamin d, since they are nutrients essential for good health. ...Read more

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What all could be the hidden causes of indigestion, apart from lactose intolerance? what's the best source to educate myself about all of them?

What all could be the hidden causes of indigestion, apart from lactose intolerance? what's the best source to educate myself about all of them?

Many: The causes range from reflux, gastritis. peptic ulcer, gluten intolerance etc. Your time can be better spent by seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist. The Internet is great but not always right. ...Read more

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Hey. I'm lactose intolerance but sometimes I ditch on my "diet". These days I'm in severe pain and I can't even stand up right, I keep bending. Help?

Hey. I'm lactose intolerance but sometimes I ditch on my "diet". These days I'm in severe pain and I can't even stand up right, I keep bending. Help?

Consider it tuition: Hopefully you've learned a valuable lesson - it's costing you a lot. Don't ditch on yourself. Have a good exam by a good doctor to assess the degree of damage if any. Treat it as well as possible. Plan and follow a proper diet/life style regimen and work w/ a coach-type counselor if necessary. Cheating your own body is a mistake - learn to play fair and your life will be much happier. Best! ...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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How can I treat lactose intolerance?

2 choices: You treat this issue by #1 avoiding all products with lactose or #2 take supplemental lactase enzyme (lactaid and others).There are milk products available that have the enzyme added and there are milk substitutes (almond ; soy) that contain no lactose. Some milk based products (cheddar cheese ; yogurt) that are low enough in lactose content that they don't trigger symptoms. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance -- problem for life?

Lactose intolerance -- problem for life?

A forever problem: Lactose intolerance is genetically based (please see my earlier answer), & is "forever." of course, some people with the condition have higher threshold for tolerating at least a certain amount of lactose. Also, replacement of lactase (the enzyme that breaks lactose down) is over-the-counter, can permit better tolerance of ingested lactose. Minimize lactose-containing foods unless lactase is taken. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose lactose intolerance?

Avoid dairy products: The simplest way is to eliminate all diary for one week: milk, ice cream, cheese, etc. And see if the symptoms go away. Then try adding a small amount of dairy products, such as a glass of milk each day for a week. If symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and gas return, you may have lactose intolerance. Talk to your physician, to get more suggestions to evaluate or treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a person develop lactose intolerance?

Yes, comes with age: The great majority of the world's population becomes lactose intolerant with age (except northern europeans), because people produce less and less lactase enzyme and will not be able to digest milk sugar. Lactose intolerance can come on more suddenly after diarrhea. Taking lactase (lactaid tablets) can help a lot. We humans are the only mammals who keep drinking milk after weaning off the breast. ...Read more

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What is confusing with lactose intolerance?

What is confusing with lactose intolerance?

Milk Allergy: Milk allergy and lactose intolerance are often confused together. The former is an allergic immune-mediated reaction. The latter is the lack of an enzyme. ...Read more

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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more