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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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What foods should I avoid with lactose intolerance?

What foods should I avoid with lactose intolerance?

Lactose free!: Foods without lactose, which means milk, some cheeses, yogurt (regular). Lactose intolerance can also occur with foods which have significant milk or milk powder added. Milk whey is lactose free. All cheeses without carbs can be eaten. Remember, lactose is rarely added to food products. Unfortunately, other sugar products are, albeit safe for people with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for food intolerances other than lactose intolerance and gluten?

Are there any tests for food intolerances other than lactose intolerance and gluten?

Yes: Yes! I suggest finding a functional medicine physician who offers igg food sensitivity testing or mrt testing, both of which can tell you foods that you might be sensitive to. ...Read more

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Can you get lactose intolerance after having food poisoning?

Yes: This is a very good question. It's fairly common for lactose intolerance that's genetically programmed to be unmasked after a bowel infection, and even if you're not going to be lactose-intolerant long-term, it can take a while for the disaccharidase molecules to be restored on the cells of the small intestine. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how lactose intolerance and food poisoning differ?

Cause: Food poisoning is caused by either actively ingesting the bacteria or a toxin. Lactose intolerance causes diarrhea because your gut cannot break down the lactose because it is lacking the enzyme to do it. ...Read more

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I vomit quite regularly IV had a lactose intolerance test that was neg there seems to be no particular food pattern as to when I'm sick any advice plz?

I vomit quite regularly IV had a lactose intolerance test that was neg there seems to be no particular food pattern as to when I'm sick any advice plz?

Not related: Lactose intolerance is not related to vomiting. You need to find out other causes including reflux disease. See a GI doc if your family doctor can't help you since there are usually effective treatments for your condition. ...Read more

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What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

What are some healthy, low calorie foods for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Vegetables: Vegetables are healthy, low in calories, and high in nutrients. They don't contain lactose so they are ideal for a lactose intolerant person. Try to have them steamed and not fried, for good health. For reflux, try to have them in small portions, cause large portions can worsen reflux. ...Read more

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Does food intolerance or lactose intolerance increase your risk for colon or rectal cancer?

No: There are many studies done on food intolerances and food allergies, with mixed results in the latter. As far as food intolerances are concerned, it is not felt that there is a link to cancer. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be caused by a food allergy or intolerance, such as celiac disease? Or lactose intolerance?

Can geographic tongue be caused by a food allergy or intolerance, such as celiac disease? Or lactose intolerance?

YES!: Although it is not always associated with those things, a high percentage of patients with celiac disease also have geographic tongue. It is not know why there is a correlation, but the correlation exists! If you have not been checked for celiac disease, ibs, or other gastrointestinal/autoimmune disorder, you may want to see your physician. ...Read more

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Today my lactose intolerance breath test of 5 hours result is positive but two years back with my blood test report was positive with food allergy?

2 different things: Lactose intolerance is due to inability or decreased ability to digest milk sugar also called lactose. Allergy tests to milk indicate the presence or absence of ige to milk protein. In other words, allergy tests show if you have an allergy or sensitivity to milk protein and have nothing to do with lactose or milk sugar. You can be lactose intolerant and allergic to milk at the same time. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance painful?

Is lactose intolerance painful?

It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdominal discomfort/ pain. ...Read more

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What causes lactose intolerance?

What causes lactose intolerance?

Intestinal enzyme: People with lactose intolerance lack an enzyme in the intestine that breaks down lactose. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance, what to do?

Avoid dairy / get rx: Avoid dairy products that cause symptoms can consume lactose free dairy or use otc meds 2 help, if doesn't work c ur doctor or gastroenterologist, good luck. ...Read more

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Could I become lactose intolerance?

Could I become lactose intolerance?

Yes: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this transiently during an illness like bad diarrhea. It returns with healing. It can happen again if the conditions return. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance pills work?

Can lactose intolerance pills work?

Yes: When taken with meals containing milk sugar lactose, the enzyme lactase found in those pills helps to digest the milk sugar lactose into glucose and galactose. The pills need to be taken at the time of the meal, not before and not after- in order to work. Take in the directed amount based on the amount of milk in the food. ...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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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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more