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Meaning, Causes Of Lactose Intolerance

According to healthline Milk and dairy products like yogurt, ice cream, soft cheeses, and butter all include a sugar called lactose, which some people have trouble digesting. Genetic predisposition is another possible reason of lactose intolerance. Despite its name, dairy intolerance is not a life-threatening ailment very often.

A lack of lactase enzyme, required to digest lactose, causes the condition known as lactose intolerance. What happens to lactose that isn't absorbed is that it is sent to the large intestine, where bacteria use enzymes they create to digest it.

Causes of lactose intolerance are factors.

The three main types of lactose intolerance are:

One cause of primary lactase insufficiency is a decrease in lactase production, which typically begins in infancy or early childhood as a child moves from a diet of only human milk to one that includes solid foods. 2.

Secondary lactase insufficiency can develop as a result of a main condition (such as celiac disease, Crohn's disease, and gastroenteritis), an extended course of antibiotics, radiation or chemotherapy, or severe malnutrition.

As a rare and incurable hereditary illness, congenital lactase deficiency (or congenital alactasia) affects infants at birth and cannot be treated. It happens when a newborn is unable to manufacture the enzyme lactase. These infants need a special lactose-free formula because they can't breastfeed or drink conventional formula. These newborns cannot be breastfed.

How does lactose intolerance manifest itself?

Healthline reports that the onset of symptoms from lactose intolerance is anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after consuming lactose-containing meals or beverages. Duration can be ranging from one to four hours. Signs and symptoms that are typical include the following:


-Nausea and possibly vomiting.

Abdominal cramps



How do you help someone who is lactose intolerant?

The "Mayo Clinic" states that there is no cure for lactose intolerance, although limiting your intake of lactose from food and drink can help manage your symptoms.

Depending on the types of dairy products you can eat, you may need to take supplemental calcium and vitamin D supplements to ensure that you get enough of both to keep your bones strong and healthy.

Dietary changes and lactase substitutes may be helpful. You can improve your body's capacity to digest lactose by taking these drops or tablets with food or drink.

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