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Doctor insights on: Yogurt Lactose Intolerant

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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


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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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How can I know if my child is lactose intolerant? How do I know which cheeses and yogurts don't have lactose?

How can I know if my child is lactose intolerant?  How do I know which cheeses and yogurts don't have lactose?

Lab Tests or Symptom: Your child's doctor can run lactose-intolerance tests. However, the easiest way may be to remove lactose-containing foods/beverages from the child's diet and see if their symptoms improve. I'm afraid all cheeses and yogurts contain lactose. There are some speciality milks that are lactose free. However, if your child is lactose-intolerant, there is no need to have dairy in their diet. ...Read more

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If you are lactose intolerant and still have bloating/gas from lactose-free yogurt, is there something else in the diary that causes these symptoms?

More than lactose: there more than lactose in the dairy product some people are allergic to the protein in the dairy product get with allergy specialist or with a nutritionist for advice or stay away from all dairy product ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerant and recently noticed that I am able to have yogurt for breakfast w/o the symptoms I typically get after eating anything with lactose (pizza, ice cream, cream, etc.)?

I am lactose intolerant and recently noticed that I am able to have yogurt for breakfast w/o the symptoms I typically get after eating anything with lactose (pizza, ice cream, cream, etc.)?

Amount of lactose: Assuming the cream is not heavy cream, the amount of lactose (milk sugar) in the yogurt is likely significantly less than in the foods that cause you problems. Heavy cream is mostly milk fat, so if you can tolerate yogurt, intolerance of heavy cream would be more likely a fat intolerance. ...Read more

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Can you be tested for lactose intolerance to yogurt?

Can you be tested for lactose intolerance to yogurt?

You can do it @home: Just eat a small amount and see if you get symptoms..If you do try lactaid products. ...Read more

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