Questions tagged [lactose-intolerant]

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How would I know whether I am lactose-intolerant? Are there any tests?

I suspect that I might be lactose-intolerant, but I don't know how to tell. Can I just see a doctor and get tested, or do I have to live with the assumption? If there are any standardized tests, how ...
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Lactase enzyme products and dental health

It is possible to buy lactase enzyme products, such as chewable tablets or drops, that convert lactose in dairy produts to glucose and galactose on-the-fly (supplementing or replacing low human ...
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Combining lactose-free dairy and regular dairy

My understanding is that lactose-free milk is made by adding the lactase enzyme to regular milk. Is there enough lactase present in the milk to catalyse lactose in simultaneously-consumed regular ...
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Lactase quantity test?

Is there a way to reliably test the quantity of lactase enxymes in a solution? For example, if I were to culture multiple bacterial species which produce lactase. Is there a way to count the lacyase ...
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Is it possible to regain lost lactose tolerance?

I could perfectly digest dairy till the age of 35. One fine day when I went to doctor to ask about stomach problems I had in past some days that year, I was told that I am lactose intolerant. How did ...
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Maintain lactase while dairy free

My 2-month old daughter has a cow's milk intolerance, so my wife has stopped consuming dairy. Ideally she'll be breastfeeding until 12+ months, so if it persists it could be a year before she has ...
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Can a person eliminate lactose intolerance through extended exposure?

It sounds dangerous or at the least uncomfortable, but I have a friend who thinks drinking milk daily will help cure him of lactose intolerance. Are there any studies that indicate prolonged exposure ...