Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest certain sugars in milk and dairy products. In some people, this can cause mild to severe stomach upset.

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Lactose Intolerance

Is gluten intolerance related to lactose intolerance..can someone on a gluten-free diet drink regular milk?

It is related in that many celiacs are also damaged to the point that they are lactose intolerant. You may not be, and in any case, just buy lactase tablets to solve that issue.

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How many people does lactose intolerance effect worldwide?

1/6 of the population

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What is worse galactosemia milk allergies lactose intolerance or anaphylactic shock?

There are different types of galactosemia. Classic galactosemia is a rare, serious, life-threatening disorder. Duarte galactosemia is more common and usually causes no symptoms.Jun 3, 2020

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Can a lactose intolerance person eat mayonnaise?

Yes, mayonnaise is fine. Ranch Dressing will cause problems though.

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What happens if someone who is both lactose intolerant and allergic to milk accidentally intakes a drink which contains milk and cream?

Lactose intolerance leads to bloating, cramps and loose stools. Milk protein allergy has much broader reactions such as skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal [constipation or loose stools, colic, etc] as well as symptoms similar to lactose intolerance. Go to milk allergy on wiki for more details.

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Can Stress cause lactose intolerance?


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Is being lactose intolerant the same as being allergic to lactose?


Lactose intolerance is when you lack (or are deficient in) the enzyme lactase which breaks down the sugar found in milk (lactose). In this case drinking milk will cause bloating, gassiness, and diarrhea. If you take the enzymes (often sold as lactaid) along with the dairy then you often can lessen of avoid the symptoms. It is bothersome but generally not dangerous.

People who are allergic to milk, usually the proteins - not the lactose, have an immune mediated inflammatory response to drinking milk. It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, eczema and even wheezing and hives. People who are allergic to milk cannot safely drink milk

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What is lactose intolerance and is it the same as a milk allergy?

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, found in animal milk (including human milk, which, in fact, has about twice has much lactose as cow's milk). An enzyme called lactase is required to digest lactose. When this enzyme is missing, the following symptoms may occur: abdominal cramps, diarrhea, gas, a feeling of bloatedness. Symptoms may occur within an hour, or up to several days later. The intensity of symptoms varies widely. DIAGNOSIS Lactose intolerance can be self-diagnosed by eliminating milk and dairy products from your diet for two weeks, then reintroducing milk (a glass or two), and seeing what happens. Your doctor can administer a couple of tests to confirm lactose intolerance (basically involves drinking a sweet drink containing a lot of lactose on an empty stomach and monitoring blood levels of glucose -- no rise in glucose means the lactose is not being absorbed; the other involves checking breath levels of hydrogen). TREATMENT If you are diagnosed with lactose intolerance, you have a variety of options. Lactase is available by prescription (Lactaid), and can be added to milk (drops) or taken with food containing dairy products (tablets). Some people may have adverse reactions to this medication, however (in tablet form -- the reaction is believed to be allergic. Drops seem to be ok.). Lactose reduced milk and cheeses are available in some areas. Aged cheeses, yogurt and sour cream may be tolerable (most of the lactose has already been converted). You can find your level of lactose tolerance by either cutting out dairy products entirely and slowing working them back into your diet, or you can slowly eliminate them until you stop having difficulties. Tables indicating lactose content for milk and milk products are available. Some believe that lactose intolerance is, in fact, the human (and mammalian) norm, rather than an aberration, citing in support statistics that indicate most of the world's population is lactose intolerant (Europeans and those of European descent being the exceptions), and the tendency to lactose intolerance with increased age. MILK ALLERGY Milk allergy, on the other hand, involves an allergic reaction to one or more of the proteins in milk (casein, lactalbumin, lactoglobulins). An allergic reaction to milk may include: eczema, rash, mucous buildup, wheezing, asthma, rhinitis, pneumonia, anaphylaxis. The type and severity of symptoms varies widely. Because a true milk allergy may involve mast cells in the mouth and throat, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to milk or milk products before they are digested. It is possible to be both lactose intolerant AND allergic to milk. DIAGNOSIS The bad news is, diagnostic tests for milk allergy -- for food allergy in general -- are hit or miss. One source I have claims that a negative is accurate, but false positives are common. Another states that the extracts used in allergy tests tend to lose potency quickly so you might test negative on a test and STILL be allergic. Elimination diets are the best test you have available to you. If you suspect milk allergy, eliminate milk and milk products for two or more weeks, and see what happens. If you can convince your physician to conduct a double-blind test on you, you may be able to confirm the diagnosis. TREATMENT The worse news is, no cure is available -- avoidance, and symptom control via antihistamines, etc. are the best you can do. (For now, at least, this is true of all food allergy, at least according to the conservative medical community -- but research is ongoing. I have a reference to a study by the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver which claims successful desensitization to peanuts in people who had a life history of allergic reaction to them. There's a dim hope, at least.) [The National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver has prepared a report about successful desensitization to peanuts in patients with a life history of allergic reaction to them. The address for that group is: National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Public Affairs Department, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206 303-398-1079, 800-222-LUNG (5864)] Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down the sugar in milk, lactose. There are varying levels of lactose intolerance, based upon how much of the enzyme "Lactase" your body has. The more it has, the better the ability of your body to break down the sugar, and the more tolerance you have. Since cow milk is not a natural thing for humans to drink (nor any milk past age 2), it makes sense that people will develop primary lactose intolerance over their life time and it is not uncommon for adults to develop the symptoms of lactose intolerance which include but are not limited to; diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, gas and nausia. If a young child has any of these symptoms, contact their doctor, as it is possible to be born lacking lactase.

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How common is lactose intolerence in children?

The fact is that cows milk was never intended to be consumed by humans. So the problem is quite common in both children and adults.

I spent 5 years in and out off Hospital before being told I was Lactose Intolerence at the age of 15. Now when I question my house surgeon and Stomach Doctor (Gastro something). He Qouted to me that Lactose Intolerence was rare and only 1 in every Million person (per head of population) is Lactose Intolerence.

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Can the Japanese drink milk or are they lactose intolerant?

no it doesnt matter what race your from you can be lactose intolerant if you are japaneese but just because you are from japan that does not mean you have to be lactose intolerant

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What group of people have the lowest risk for lactose intolerance?

White Europeans. It's a statistical fact

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How can you cure lactose intolerance?


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Can puberty cause lactose intolerance or milk allergy?

In a sense, yes. Humans actually don't produce the enzyme, lactaid, naturally after our childhood. Which means if you can down a glass of milk with a side of chocolate ice-cream then congrats! You're a mutant! So in the human body we produce this enzyme, lactaid, when we are a baby so that we may drink and digest our mother's breast milk. But, as we grow up, we stop producing lactaid because it no longer is necessary. Now let's look at puberty. This is the time when you're sex hormones are raging, you're brain is remodeling itself, and you're basically growing into your adult body. So I guess if you think about it, since puberty signifies the end of you childhood, then yes your body could very well stop producing lactaid. But I wouldn't say that it is a direct catalyst either. You can learn more about this on Scishow's video: Milk, and the mutants that love it.

p.s If you have found that after puberty you grew lactose intolerant, I can tell you that it is actually very common to grow into lactose intolerance. It happened to me. And if you ever find yourself missing that milkshake that you would have all the time as a kid, google the pill Lactaid. It's an enzyme supplement that you take with every dairy product that you eat and allows you to digest the food.

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What is lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance is the normal state of most adult mammals. After weaning, mammals normally stop producing lactase, the enzyme that breaks down the sugar in milk.

Some human populations, mostly those of northern European descent, have a genetic mutation that causes lactase persistence, which allows them to continue to digest lactose into adulthood.

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Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

Theoretically, yes. Many times, people can develop intolerances to certain foods. If you think you have developed lactose intolerance, take a break from dairy for a while, and your body will 'forget' that it doesn't like that stuff. Lactose intolerance can also be helped with probiotics. While antibiotics kill bacteria, probiotics introduce 'good' bacteria into the body. Lactose intolerance could be worsened by the lack of good bacteria (that normally digest the lactose enzyme) in the intestines. for more info for non biased info

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Miracle Whip

Is miracle whip lactose free?

yes it is lactose free, here are the ingredients that's in miracle whip

Water, soybean oil, vinegar, sugar, modified cornstarch, eggs, salt, mustard flour, paprika, spice, dried garlic, potassium sorbate as a perservative and enzyme modified egg yolk

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What happens to people that doesn't get treated for lactose intolerance?

Absolutely nothing at all! You do not get treatment for lactose intolerance. It just means your body can not handle dairy. Most bodies are that way now a days.

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Does being lactose intolerant cause bad skin?

There's no known connection between lactose intolerance and bad skin.

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What would cause someone to rage?

Rage is the result of built-up anger that has not been dealt with. So bascially anything no matter how tiny it is could trigger someone. 9 out of 10 times though, it is not the cause of what you did,but rather something that existed LOOONNG before in this person and what you did just triggered it. Hope that makes sense. Deoends who is this "someone". Read about narcissistic rage here: It is a reaction to dealing with someone lie this : Stalkers and the Borderline Personality The Borderline Personality In recent years psychologists have learned about and done case studies on a new personality disorder which the DSM-III-R classifies as an Axis II disorder- the Borderline Personality . This classification includes such personality disorders as the Anti-social Personality, the Histrionic Personality and the Narcissistic Personality. Several psychologists (including myself) diagonosed my stalker as afflicted with the Borderline Personality. Characteristic of the Borderline (derived from research done by Kreisman & Straus, 1989) are: a shaky sense of identity sudden, violent outbursts oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection brief, turbulent love affairs frequent periods of intense depression eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies an irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone Not much research has been done on the Borderline Personality, and for many years it was difficult to diagnose- and to treat. A Borderline often feels as though his/her life is marked with a distinctive emptiness; a void in which a relationship often acts to fill. Many times the Borderline is a victim of an early dysfunctional family situation and/or emotional/physical abuse by those he/she trusted early on in childhood. The Borderline is psychotic , in the original, psychological meaning of the term: he/she is not in control and not in touch with reality. To the Borderline, a softly spoken word of advice can be construed as a threat on his/her emotional stability. An outsider's viewpoint that the Borderline is not in touch with reality often ends in a bitter and irrational dissassociation from the outsider on the part of the Borderline. Often, the Borderline ends up very much alone and victim to his/her disillusions. The Borderline stalker is very apt to see his/her actions as perfectly justified; he/she has paranoid disillusions which support these-often with disturbing frequency. The Borderline often has brief love affairs which end abruptly, turbulently and leave the Borderline with enhanced feelings of self-hatred, self-doubt and a fear that is not often experienced by rational people. When the Borderline's relationships turn sour, the Borderline often begins to, at first, harass the estranged partner with unnecessary apologies and/or apologetic behavior (i.e. letters of apology 'from the heart', flowers delivered at one's place of employment, early morning weeping phonecalls, etc.). However, the Borderline does not construe his/her behavior as harassment- to the Borderline he/she is being 'responsible' for his/her past behaviors. The next phase of the Borderline Personality develops relatively quickly and soon he/she feels suddenly betrayed, hurt, etc. and seeks to victimize the estranged partner in any way he/she can Strangely enough, this deleterious behavior is always coupled with a need to be near or in constant contact with the estranged partner . While sending threats to the estranged partner, it is very common for the Borderline to begin to stalk his/her estranged partner in an effort to maintain contact. This effort is motivated by the excruciating fear that the Borderline will end up alone and anger that [the estranged partner] has put him/her in this position. We are finding, in many cases, that a great deal of stalking behavior is associated with Borderline or related personality disorders. Earlier research did not incorporate the Borderline Personality in stalking profiles; research now is beginning to focus on the Borderline in such disorders as Erotomania, etc.

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Can someone whom is lactose intolerant eat lactic acid vegan?

If you are dealing with a severe milk allergy or intolerance, always check with the manufacturer prior to consumption of any food product. Ingredients and processes are subject to change at anytime, which means a once "safe" product or ingredient may not be "safe" the next time around.

While many resources (such as FAAN) may note some of the ingredients that we have listed as "rarely dairy ingredients" as "safe" for milk allergies, we have opted to err on the overly-cautious side with this list, because the potential for extremely sensitive milk allergies and intolerances seems to be increasing in frequency and the globalization of our food supply can create some unexpected ingredient issues.

Dairy Management and Production
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What has lactose to do with milk not being fresh?

lactose is a man made chemical which is used in many products as a sugar replacement and persevitve it can causce laxitive effects if taken in large doesages though food and drink example eatting two packs of mints that are sugar free containing lactose will do this i has nothing to do with milk going off lactose is a man made chemical which is used in many products as a sugar replacement and persevitve it can causce laxitive effects if taken in large doesages though food and drink example eatting two packs of mints that are sugar free containing lactose will do this i has nothing to do with milk going off

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Do you get nutrients from milk if your lactose intolerant?


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People with lactose intolerance do not have enough?


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What is lactoe intolerance?

lactose intolerance is a disorder u can't really have alot of milk dairy or lactose

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What an dietary need?

A dietary need is when someone can not eat certain foods or drink certain drinks because they have a problem or for various reasons (being vegetarian etc.) or they can be allergic to it. Diabetes is a dietary need because with it you can't eat lots of sweet foods etc... and so the types of desserts for example, that are suitable for someone with diabetes could be profiteroles with a bit of chocolate drizzled on top of them. So a dietary need is when someone is restricted to eat/drink certain foods/drinks for certain reasons.

List of dietary needs: Diabetes, lactose intolerance, allergies, dairy free, fat free/low fat, lower sugar, high fiber, gluten free, whole grain, no sodium/low sodium, organic, cholesterol free, wheat free ingredients, vegetarian, vegan.

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