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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   where can i get lacase enjyme as i am not able to digest milk products and i want to have safely daily usage supliment to use when ever i want to have milk or milk products though i have stopped using milk products,some times unable to do so.
My Age is 32 years
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Sir
User :   did you saw my question above?
Doctor :   I am a general physician practising
Doctor :   My expertise are limited with giving medical advice.
User :   humm
Doctor :   Since you are looking for a place to avail the medication, please give me few minutes
User :   thats fine
User :   but please advise me
User :   on a general note
User :   i feel discomfot and cramps in the stomach while i have milk and mik based products
User :   so i stopped using them
User :   but some times its unavoidable
User :   i met a gastro doctor
User :   and he prescribed vibact
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   but when i am using this tablet,used to get headache
User :   last 4 or 5 years
User :   so i would like to really know is there any supliment like syrup or some thing which have lactase
User :   that could solve my problem for the time when i consume such milk products
Doctor :   Can you describe the symptoms that you have?
Doctor :   Have you been diagnosed to have lactose intolerance?
User :   Doctor has said that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   my conditions are like when i have a coffie or a milk or some thing with milk, i started became nervous after 30 minutes or so,urge to urinate frequently , bit of discomfort in left abdomen
User :   total disomfort would go off after i passed the stools
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so for the digestive cycle
User :   i am having this discomfort
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe the stool consistency?
User :   it would be morning 7 am every day
User :   but key thing is that i can able to digest curd
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Typically lactose intolerance a condition where there is an deficiency of lactose breaking enzyme - lactase or Beta galactosidase is a condition seen in young individuals.
Doctor :   Symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, nausea, abdominal bloating, diarrhea occur after few mintues to 2 hour following all lactose containing diet.
Doctor :   Though your symptoms are suggesting lactose intolerance, one cannot be completely sure off it unless proved by tests.
Doctor :   Symptoms such as milk allergy, stress and anxiety can also mimick your complaints.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult with an gastroenterologist who after physical examination and certain tests
Doctor :   will confirm presence of lactose intolerance.
Doctor :   If proved, then the treatment mainly lies in avoiding all lactose containing products.
Doctor :   As far as your the answer to your question goes,
Doctor :   I am not sure if lactase enzyme supplement preparations
Doctor :   They are available among other countries,
Doctor :   however, I am not aware of its availability
Doctor :   You can order for these supplements online.
User :   ok
User :   so to differenciate milk alergy , can you explain me or prescribe any generic medicine
User :   i know i have stress and anxiety factors in related to my life style and the job
User :   i cannot avoid that any way :(
Doctor :   I shall research about the availability in India in the next 24 to 48 hours and will get back to you on email with the answer.
Doctor :   Can you confirm your email id?
User :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   sriram: so to differenciate milk alergy , can you explain me or prescribe any generic medicine ?
Doctor :   Food allergies typically exist for wheat and other gluten products.
Doctor :   Other food allergies have been an uncommon occurrence.
User :   i dont have issues with wheat
Doctor :   If proved that you have milk and milk product allergy, then you medical drugs such as antiallergy medications can be used before using the milk and milk products.
Doctor :   my opinion is purely based on your history details alone.
Doctor :   I suggest you to consult a gastroeneterologist near your locality who after examination and evaluation will confirm your diagnosis.
Doctor :   More specific treatment strategies can be planned once a definite diagnosis is done.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thats fine,but if you can prescribe any such generic medicine for milk alergy that would be helpful
User :   since the tests they have confirmed no ulcer,no issues in the stool test etc but doctor wants to have colonoscopy
User :   thats the only thing he suggests
Doctor :   At this point with no clear diagnosis, I would not suggest you to try out various medications.
User :   ok any natural supliment that could aid my digestion of milk
Doctor :   yes, tissue biopsy is the gold standart test to confirm both lactose intolerance and other intestinal problems.
User :   is it a surgeical procedure?
Doctor :   Since anxiety and stress can be playing a vital role in the development of the symptoms,
Doctor :   at this time, the best measure is to destress your self.
Doctor :   Destressing can be achieved with good rest, physical exercise, yoga, meditation and regular diet.
Doctor :   Colonscopy is non invasive procedure.
Doctor :   A fibrooptic tube will be passed through the intestines and the inside of the intestines is viewed.
Doctor :   A sample tissue may be obtained during the procedure and will be studied under microscope.
Doctor :   The test usually takes a few minutes and you can be back home immediately after the procedure.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes i got that ,bit apprehensive about that
User :   any way thanks for your advise
User :   but it would be of great help to have a suplement mean while
User :   if you can prescribe
User :   that would be of great help
Doctor :   I would stress this point again.
Doctor :   and can increase the problem
Doctor :   Please do not try any medications as most medications can have effects on the gut
Doctor :   So medications need to be tried only after consulting doctor and after a definite diagnosis is made.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you.
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