What you need to know about lactose intolerance

Do you know what is lactose intolerance? Maybe this word is a bit technical but I’ll give the simple word as a ‘milk allergy’. Lactose Intolerance is a common disorder and is due to the inability to digest lactose into its glucose, constituents and galactose. It is secondary to low levels of lactase enzyme in the brush border of the duodenum. It is caused by the body’s inability to break down sugars that are located within milk. The body has a special enzyme called lactase which breaks down milk sugar so that it can be used by the blood.

Lactose intolerance people will suffer with symptoms such as cramps, nausea, bloating, gas and diarrhea. Those who suffer with milk allergic can have rashes, sore throats, hives, sinus problems, vomiting , coughing or the gastrointenstinal symptoms. The severity of reaction varies from person to person but the experience can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Some populations of the human species including those of South American, Asian and African descent. Races descended from northern Europe or from the northwestern Indian subcontinent are likely to retain the ability to absorb lactose into adulthood.
There’s a symptoms of lactose intolerance include loose stools, abdominal bloating and pain, flatulence, nausea and borborygmi.
A diagnosis of lactose intolerance leads many people to avoid milk and/or to consume specially prepared food with digestive aids, adding to health care costs.


There are different ways to live with lactose intolerance and all people may not work for another. There is no cure for lactose intolerance. To control your lactose intolerance symptoms is mostly up to you. This is some following tips for prevent symptoms of lactose intolerance such as :-

1. Limit the amount of milk and milk products in your diet.
2. Eat or drink milk and milk products along with other foods.
3. Spread milk or milk products throughout the day.
4. Eat or drink milk and milk products that have reduced lactose.
5. Eat or drink other foods instead of milk and milk products.
6. Use lactase products
7. Eat yogurt with live cultures


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If you have lactose intolerance symptoms,consult with your doctor.  They will help you to consult you on how prevent the lactose intolerance.

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