Lactose intolerance - Tia

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    1. 1. By Tia Mackinnon
    2. 2.  An inability to digest lactose, the natural sugarfound in dairy products. Is a gastro intestinal that is upset due to theinability to digest lactose.
    3. 3.  If the enzyme is absent then the unabsorbedlactose ferments in the large intestine. The lactase breaks down the sugar that can bemore easily absorbed. When its not fully broken down that is whenyou start to get the symptoms of lactoseintolerance.
    4. 4.  Cause The production of intestinal lactose declinessteadily from early child hood. Treatment Reduce or eliminate food with lactose . Try small amounts of dairy.
    5. 5.  Causes Caused by illness, side affects ofmedication. Environmental changes . Is usually temporary Treatment Adults can abstain from dairyproducts Can be given soy formulas
    6. 6.  Causes Is present at birth Caused by a faulty gene for lactase production
    7. 7.  Abdominal cramps Bloating Frothy diarrhea Vomiting Flatulence Rumbling sounds Loose stools It all depends on theperson
    8. 8.  It is not contagious The only way you can get it from a anotherperson is if your mom or dad has it and it gotpassed down through the family.
    9. 9.  The doctor can sometimes tell by yoursymptoms. Or tell you to keep off the dairy for a bit. Have a specialized test. Compare your heath history with thesymptoms. A breath test
    10. 10.  Removing dietary lactose When you remove dairy products from yourbody you lose the calcium that is needed
    11. 11.  The only way that you will have a goodoutcome is if you get rid of dairy products andor have a special pill called an enzyme
    12. 12.  It can be passed down by family Having certain illnesses or conditionsthat can damage the intestinal tract. Such asGastroenteritis (or infection in theintestine tract)Celiac diseaseCystic fibrosisCohns diseaseChemotherapy
    13. 13.  Try slowly increasing the amount of lactoseyou eat Soy protein formulas are effective milksubstitutes-Dark green leafy vegetables -Beans-Canned fish -Apricots-Tofu -Sesame seeds Are all good to get calcium if you give up dairy

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