An inability to digest lactose, the natural sugarfound in dairy products. Is a gastro intestinal that is upset due to theinability to digest lactose.
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.
Cause The production of intestinal lactose declinessteadily from early child hood. Treatment Reduce or eliminate food with lactose . Try small amounts of dairy.
Causes Caused by illness, side affects ofmedication. Environmental changes . Is usually temporary Treatment Adults can abstain from dairyproducts Can be given soy formulas
Causes Is present at birth Caused by a faulty gene for lactase production
Abdominal cramps Bloating Frothy diarrhea Vomiting Flatulence Rumbling sounds Loose stools It all depends on theperson
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.
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
Removing dietary lactose When you remove dairy products from yourbody you lose the calcium that is needed
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
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
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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