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Lactose and Sucrose diet

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2 months 1 day ago #467 by funhouseface
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Hello. I am new to the site. I recently was told by a Gastroenterologist to go that he wants me to go on a Lactose free diet and also thinks I have an issue with sucrose. Therefore, he wants me to go on both diets. It has only been a few days since I had a colonoscopy, and with my symptoms, and whatever, that's what he wants me to do. I assumed it was hard because of how the nurse sounded sympathetic on the phone.

I have been going nuts trying to find information about both diets. I can't find a diet for both a Lactose and Sucrose diet, and I did find separate ones, and of course they contradict each other. Most foods cancel each other out, and so far I've been mostly following the Lactose diet. I am going to see if my insurance covers a nutritionist, which it should, but so far my insurance has been costing me so much money for the recent problems I've been having lately.

I've been losing weight, which I wouldn't normally mind, but I'm losing a lot of muscle, and losing the weight in the wrong places. :(

Does anyone have these two issues and can perhaps guide me to a diet, as I have been researching the net for three days and haven't been able to find what I need. I'd be very much pleased. Thank you. I don't know what to eat.

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #468 by Emm_T
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Hi,

I've been looking into this for my husband who has an intolerance to anything that ends in "ose".

To the best of my knowledge, these are disaccharides - see definition below. I believe that a suitable diet would be the FODMAP diet. The D in FODMAP stands for disaccharides.

The Monash University has a specialist school specifically for the study of FODMAP concerns. I am not a medical practitioner so I am using layman's terms but perhaps look into the link below but also see a dietitian.

Best wishes with your journey.

www.monashfodmap.com/

A disaccharide (also called a double sugar or bivose) is the sugar formed when two monosaccharides (simple sugars) are joined by glycosidic linkage. Like monosaccharides, disaccharides are soluble in water. Three common examples are sucrose, lactose, and maltose.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #470 by funhouseface
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Thank you so much for your reply. It's funny that my doctor just told me to go onto the FODMAP diet this past Thursday. There are different versions out there, some conflict with each other slightly, but I'm definitely going to check out your link. He also sent a leaflet with just the basics, so I will need a more detailed version anyway.
Thanks again, I really appreciate your help.

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