Lactose Intolerance

The inability to digest the sugar (lactose) present in milk and milk products is called lactose intolerance. If a lactose intolerant person drinks or eats dairy products, it results in diarrhea, gas, and bloating. It is caused when the small intestine does not produce enough lactase, which is the enzyme needed to digest lactose.

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How to help my mother presenting with loose motion of 11 times a day for 2 months?

Query: My mother is 70 years old. She has been suffering from loose motion since last 2 months. She is going toilet 9 to 11 times in a day. Most of the goes times her stool is watery. From 2 am she starts going toilet 6-7 times till 10 am and then from 2 pm to 6pm she goes 5 times toilet. Quantity of stool...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear she may be suffering from chronic diarrhoea which may be due to 1. Chronic infection ( bacillary or amoebic dysentery) 2. Lactose intolerance. 3. Ulcerative colitis or chrons disease. 4. Gluten sensitivity. 5. Mal obsorption syndromes. 6. Fungal over growth. 7. Leaky gut syndrome etc. So ...  Read Full »

How to treat bloated stomach and lactose intolerance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a gastric problem for the last seven years. The gastric problem means the stomach feels bloated and heavy after having some food items. I have developed lactose intolerance for the previous five years, and having any milk product causes gastric instantly. The same also happen...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Thanks for providing history in great detail. I am going to answers your queries one by one. 1. This is called Dyspepsia in medical terms. I will say a sensitive stomach. 2. Kindly follo...  Read Full »

Please suggest a lactose-free diet for weight gain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 55 kg. I take vegetables, egg, fish but not meat. I am lactose intolerant for the past three years. If I take any milk products, it causes gastritis instantly, and I have to take an antacid. I cannot take whey protein because of thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Durga Kumari

Dietician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned that you are suffering from lactose intolerance, which means a decreased ability to digest milk sugar that is, lactose. You need not worry because you can have soy products like soy milk, tofu, and soy yogurt. Do not take whey protein or any other pr...  Read Full »

Does my son pass stools several times a day due to lactose intolerance?

Query: My son is one year old and his weight is 7.8 kg and 3.4 tall .when he was 7 month old we started solid food and cow’s milk just given for 3-4 days after thats diahrria started and he passed stool 20-25 time in days . Doctor advised to admit him we did it and after discharged from hospital he passe...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Please note that what you are describing is toddlers diarrhea. It is a normal phenomenon that occurs in some children of this age group. Since all the above tests have come normal, i do not see the need to worry. The diarrhea will eventually settle down irrespective of what food you give. However i ...  Read Full »

Can thyroid problems be the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Female | 20 yrs old | 160cm | 32kls Few years back to puberty, I noticed a slight bulge building up in the right side of my neck. Ever since, I was little I had trouble in gaining weight too and I'm always hungry; for instance though only 2 hours ago I ate a heavy full course meal. I easily get c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi ma’am Welcome to icliniq Can you please send a picture of lump in your neck. Is it still there ? Did it increase in size after you noticed ? Ma’am along with that you have lactose intolerance it means when ever you eat dairy products like milk etc you body is not able to digest it and you g...  Read Full »

How to overcome my excess hunger and frequent burps post food poisoning recovery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I was suffering from food poisoning and got recovered after a good four days. I have not stopped all medications except Nexpro RD, but after recovering I am getting a lot of burps after eating and also feeling too much hungry and if I do not eat I am feeling ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very concerned about this. Well, it is not uncommon to have increased gas production after one develops acute gastroenteritis. The reason behind this is that following an episode of acute gastroenteritis, the person develops temporary l...  Read Full »

Why can I not digest dairy products?

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot digest dairy products, oily foods and sweets. These all give me loose motion. What treatment should I take to combat it? My current medication is Normaxin 2.5 mg. In the past, I had Mahacef OZ, Nougat capsules and Ilaprazole during aggravation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a few questions for you. Did you get gallbladder surgery in the past? Have you consumed alcohol either in the past or present? If yes, how much? Do you have abdominal pain with the loose stools? Have you seen any worms? Have you seen blood in your stools? Had ...  Read Full »

What causes lactose intolerance in a baby to mother's milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby who is exclusively breastfed has just started her fifth month. For the past four days, she passes frothy liquid motion with little white like substance for a minimum seven times a day. The consultant doctor examined her stool and said that she has got lactose intolerance. He t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

General Practitioner, Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the details you have provided in the query. Lactose intolerance is the absence of lactose enzyme which helps to digest and break down sugars, mainly lactose in the diet. Lactose intolerance is of two types: 1. Primary 2. Secondary. In primary lactose int...  Read Full »

Will lactose intolerance likely to cause frequent gas formation?

Query: Hello doctor, I get gas when I eat anything and I mostly notice it when I am in a quiet room because I get nervous and try to hold it in. I have to pass stools every morning to get it out of my system as best as I can. This sounds gross but it has been bothering me for three and a half years. I thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data you have posted. Sorry that you are going through all this. Some points to be made clear are if you were congenitally lactose intolerant these symptoms would have been severe during childhood, as they are for three years this conditio...  Read Full »

What is the cause for yeast infection, gluten and lactose intolerance?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30- years-old female. I have yeast infection and intolerance to gluten, lactose nuts, and other few things. I can not eat anything as everything hurts me. If I consume tea, some times I will have diarrhea, the other time I will become tired and have a high heart rate.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need more information. Yeast infection of which site? What are the symptoms of infection? How do you know about the infection? Kindly provide answers for quality consultation. Regarding gluten intolerance. How do you know? If you have any investigation? What is t...  Read Full »

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