This is a free app containing information about lactose intolerance disease symptoms causes treatment and diet & food tips. Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and milk products. To get lactose sugar absorbed, small intestines produces an enzyme called lactase. When small intestines are not able to produce enough lactase enzyme the person develops the condition of lactose intolerance. The condition is mostly seen among premature babies.
Common symptoms of lactose intolerance may include:-
• abdominal bloating, a feeling of fullness or swelling in the abdomen
• abdominal pain or cramps
Normally, symptoms occur 30 minutes to 2 hours after consuming milk or milk products. Though most people with lactose intolerance can eat or drink some amount of lactose congaing products without having digestive symptoms.
A dietary plan can help people manage the symptoms of lactose intolerance but it is necessary to make sure they get enough nutrients.
Ensuring that children and adults with lactose intolerance get enough calcium is important, especially if their intake of milk and milk products is limited.
Lactose-free dairy products are now available in many grocery stores. They have all the nutrients of regular dairy products without the lactose. Besides this, it is advised to always carefully read the ingredients label of food you buy from the market so as to avoid any mishap.