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Lactose Sensitivity

Lactose Intolerance, as you possibly already know, is a type of food allergy that arises due to a sensitivity to milk or lactose. Nausea, vomiting, bloating, gas, constipation etc are some of the commonest signs and symptoms of this type of food intolerance – often arising when Indian milk-heavy dishes like Kheer or Paneer are consumed. It is important to undergo the best online intolerance test to ensure that you are actually suffering from this type of sensitivity and then opt for proper treatment. Know how to prepare for this test.

Wait after barium enema/colonoscopy

If you have undergone a barium enema or colonoscopy procedure recently, it is best that you wait for at least 4 weeks before you go for the test. Otherwise, there can be risks of your test results being affected by the recently undergone process.

Avoid some types of medicines

It is essential that you avoid having stool bulking agents, stool softeners or laxatives a week before taking this test. The medications to avoid must include Citrucel, Metamucil, Ex-Lax, Milk of Magnesia or Colace. If you are taking Pepto Bismol or any other bismuth preparation or some oral broad-spectrum antibiotic, wait for two weeks before going for the test. However, before the test, you may take any supplement or vitamin or even prescription drugs (other than oral antibiotics). However, during or prior to the test, you should not drink anything other than water and avoid eating, having candy or breath mints, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or gum etc.

Avoid some types of foods

If you wish to get accurate test results, it is essential that you avoid some forms of foods. These include high fiber foods (whole grains), rye breads, whole wheat breads, nuts, tofu, bran cereals, fiber cereals, all types of fruits, whole wheat pasta and beans. Many of such foods that you consume throughout the day are metabolized to methane or hydrogen gas, very slowly at times. The types of foods that you may consume include well-cooked vegetables, dairy, regular pasta, white rice, white bread, white potatoes, eggs, chicken and fish. Stop having foods a minimum of 8 hours prior to the test, although you can have water before undergoing the test.

Remember to brush your teeth before you undergo the test. It is important to consult your doctor or diagnostician to know about any other things that you must prepare for prior to going for this kind of medical examination. You should also know about other possible complications.

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