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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I have been suffering from gas issues for the past two years in spite of changing my diet. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from excessive gas in my stomach for the past two years. I have tried everything to overcome this; I have changed my diet and avoided every food that might cause gas. I feel embarrassed to go out. I am so nervous and disheartened. Kindly help me with this issue. I wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Amith Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If your problem is chronic and resistant to medications it is time that you do a proper evaluation to rule out certain conditions that might cause gas like - 1. Chronic dietary intake of foods causing gas such as cauliflower, brussels spr...  Read Full »

I have mild scratchiness on my tongue and mouth. Is this due to veganism?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been on a vegan diet for the last five years. I tried a dairy product on a vacation and noticed a mild scratchiness on my tongue and mouth in some instances. I was able to eat different kinds of dairy products but I had gastrointestinal disturbances. I again started a vegan diet ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I understand you are having this issue everytime you consume dairy products. Other than the mentioned symptoms, are there any other symptoms like bloating, gas, loose stools, or pain while passing stools? Kindly revert for further queries. Regards.  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for milk and dairy allergy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am allergic to milk and sweets. I cannot eat more than one piece of a sweet, and immediately after eating, I have nausea, my stomach feels odd, and I vomit eventually. The same happens with the milk and chocolate. If I take them, it will start to itch immediately. It will be itching all ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your symptoms. They suggest that you are probably suffering from an allergy to milk and milk products. In that case, you need to avoid milk and milk products. You can substitute milk with non-dairy products made from soy, coconut, almond, and oats. ...  Read Full »

My 3.5 months old baby vomits after we feed him formula milk. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Hope you are doing well. I want to ask a question about my 3.5 months old baby. I feed him both breast milk and formula milk. But whenever I feed him formula milk, after 20 to 30 minutes, he starts to cry a lot, becomes fussy, and vomits that milk. After vomiting, he feels relaxed. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Breast milk is easier to digest, and as a result, there is no problem of abdomen pain or vomiting. The reasons of vomiting after formula milk could be the following: You are giving more than the appetite of the child. Since you are also gi...  Read Full »

Can excess gas cause floating stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old male. I have noticed floating stools for about two months. This may have been going on longer, but I just noticed two months ago and historically, this is not normal for me. Consistency is solid with somewhat limited quantity and more like you would expect with constipa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are consistent with malabsorption of fat and lactose intolerance. There are various causes of malabsorption and indeed lactose intolerance, pancreatic insufficiency and gallbladder dysfunction are some of the well known causes. Bloating and sof...  Read Full »

I feel bloated and get loose motion just after eating food. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I sit or lay down to rest or sleep just after taking food I get loose motion. Often, it is mucus loose motion and high headache. Also, I get vomit. What is my problem? What treatment should I take for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Urge to defecate following the intake of food is a common digestive complaint and it in most cases is due to physiological causes.Due to gastrocolic reflex whenever your stomach is stretched it stimulates the colon and leads to passing stools.But, however, if the same ...  Read Full »

Can lactose intolerance cause acid reflux?

Query: Hello doctor, I drink two pints milk a day with a protein shake but since then I have got acid reflux and cannot swallow without food getting stuck in my throat. Endoscopy was done last year which was normal. Is it intolerance to milk or lactose that is causing this? Also, is it safe to take Raniti...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivasan T.l Venkatesan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to To answer your first question regarding lactose intolerance, lactose intolerance will cause predominantly bloating and loose stools. Both Ranitidine and Lansoprazole have a different mechanism of action, taking one class of drugs for reducing your dyspeptic symptoms are...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from abdominal cramping, chronic diarrhea, frequent urination, and bloating for quite some time. What could this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from abdominal cramping, chronic diarrhea, gas, and bloating for quite some time. I also seem to pee quite frequently (once every hour or so). I tried using various diets and focusing on eating certain types of foods. Vegetables do not digest well in my stomach, as w...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Does a specific type of diet seem to help? I am trying to rule out gluten intolerance or lactose intolerance here, so it would be helpful to know if you have noticed any connection between eating these items and having a diarrhoeal episode or...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 70 years old. She has been suffering from loose motion for the last two months. She is going the toilet 9 to 11 times a day. Most of the time, her stool is watery. From 2 AM, she starts going toilet 6 to 7 times till 10 AM, and then from 2 PM to 6 PM, she goes toilet five tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dear, she may be suffering from chronic diarrhea, which may be due to the following: 1. Chronic infection (bacillary or amebic dysentery). 2. Lactose intolerance. 3. Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. 4. Gluten sensitivity. 5. Malabsorption syndromes. 6. Fungal o...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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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