All About Lactose Intolerance

Posted by Krishna Bora on Mon, Dec 16, 2013  
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What is lactose intolerance?

Lactose intolerance is intolerance towards dairy and dairy products. This is due to an enzyme called lactase in the milk into simple sugars to absorb in the body.


What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance?


There are several symptoms of lactose intolerance. Within 30 minutes to two hours of eating dairy products, the person would suffer from:


* Nausea

* Vomiting

* Diarrhea

* Vomiting

* Abdominal cramps

* Bloating

* Gas


The symptoms are usually mild, but at times they could be severe.


What causes lactose intolerance?


Low levels of lactase in the small intestine causes growth of intestinal bacteria in some people, which leads to symptoms of lactose intolerance.


Is there a test for confirming lactose intolerance?


Special diet course with elimination of dairy products is one of the easiest ways to check lactose intolerance in a person.


Are there any over-the-counter remedies?


There are some drugs that are found over the counter to relieve lactose intolerance in people. Dairy Ease or Lactaid are the best over the counter drugs to cure lactose intolerance in people.


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