Lactose intolerance

When we watched TV, we can often hear about lactose intolerance especially if the ad is a milk brand. Not everyone knows what it is or if they already have it. This condition is when the body is not able to quickly digest lactose. Lactose is often found in dairy products particularly milk. It is a type of sugar.

Once the lactose passed to the colon or large intestine and it is not digested the right way, you will most likely to feel irritating symptoms including bloating, belly and gas pain. Those with the worse case of this kind of intolerance cannot even digest any kind of milk product. There are others who have it during pregnancy and disappear after giving birth.

The cause is when the small intestine is unable to produce sufficient lactase (enzyme) that is responsible for digesting and breaking down the lactose.

As with its treatment or cure, the only solution is to limit the intake of what causes it, milk. For those who would still want to have milk, substituting it with soy milk and soy cheese can be the best option. Eating yogurt with live culture can also be a great way to still eat dairy products.

  1. August 13, 2017

    Lactose intolerance means the body cannot easily digest lactose, a type of natural sugar found in milk and dairy products. This is not the same thing as a food allergy to milk. Some people who have lactose intolerance cannot digest any milk products. Others can eat or drink small amounts of milk products or certain types of milk products without problems.

  2. August 23, 2017

    A big challenge for people who are lactose-intolerant is learning how to eat to avoid discomfort and to get enough calcium for healthy bones. In rare cases, newborns are lactose-intolerant. A person born with lactose intolerance cannot eat or drink anything with lactose.

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