Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the lack of ability to digest the milk sugar or lactose. This inability cause s the most common gastrointestinal symptoms such as flatulence, cramps, bloating, and diarrhea in some individuals. When a person is lactose intolerant, it means that they don’t have enough of the lactase enzyme which breaks down milk sugar lactose into more simple sugars – glucose and galactose.

Infants and small children have these enzymes that break down lactose into glucose and galactose, which are then properly absorbed into the bloodstream, just because it’s natural to drink milk in infancy. Around 75 percent of grownups lose this ability along the way.

People of Asian origins are most common to lack the lactase enzyme, and Caucasians of European origin are the ablest to digest dairy products because of an inherited genetic mutation. Lactose intolerant individuals are often worried about their calcium levels. However, calcium is available in other food sources such as green leafy vegetables including broccoli, kale, and collards.

  1. December 23, 2017

    We all know that Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down a type of natural sugar called lactose and it is the definition of Lactose intolerance. Lactose is commonly found in dairy products, such as yogurt and milk. A person becomes lactose intolerant when his or her small intestine stops making enough of the enzyme lactase to digest and break down the lactose as well. By the way, the reading is really impressive. keep posting things like this.

  2. December 29, 2017

    I’m still not sure if I’m lactose intolerant, I tolerate some of the dairy products like some cheeses, and cream, but can’t tolerate regular milk. Lactose intolerance is hard I guess, you have to be on a lookout every time.

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