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Is Drinking Fat-free Milk Advisable For Constipation?

Hi.I am lactose intolerant. However, I have constipation due to opiod use for chronic pain. Therefor when I do drink whole milk it relieves my constipation, and roughly 24 hrs later my stomach feels better for about a week. Should I stop drinking milk and find a different way to help with the constipation. I do like whole milk, I have tried all the others - soy, almond, lactoid, etc... Not the same tastes and not the result I need, for taste, I like milk.
Tue, 30 May 2017
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hi there.,,,,

welcome to healthcare magic..
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first of all i would like to know , how do u know u r lactose intolerant and what are the symptoms u have after having lactose containing food...?
if u are lactose intolerant then whole milk would cause symptoms like bloating, stomach pain , diarrhea etc.

further regarding fat free milk... fat free milk is not lactose free... and would cause same symptoms like whole fat milk...

if you are lactose intolerant and want to drink milk, u can go for lactose free milk , which are easily available in supermarkets now a days...
you can go for other natural remedies too like psylium husk(isabgol) with warm water at night before sleep.

get back to me with the answers and do give me feedback...

hope it helps...

regards...
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Is Drinking Fat-free Milk Advisable For Constipation?

hi there.,,,, welcome to healthcare magic.. . first of all i would like to know , how do u know u r lactose intolerant and what are the symptoms u have after having lactose containing food...? if u are lactose intolerant then whole milk would cause symptoms like bloating, stomach pain , diarrhea etc. further regarding fat free milk... fat free milk is not lactose free... and would cause same symptoms like whole fat milk... if you are lactose intolerant and want to drink milk, u can go for lactose free milk , which are easily available in supermarkets now a days... you can go for other natural remedies too like psylium husk(isabgol) with warm water at night before sleep. get back to me with the answers and do give me feedback... hope it helps... regards...