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Lactose Intolerance and Digestive Problems


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First, let’s clear up exactly what lactose is… Lactose intolerance is a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Lactase is the enzyme that digests the milk sugar lactose. People with a lactose intolerance typically experience an upset stomach, bloating, gas, and loose stools. These are also common symptoms of a dairy allergy. Many patients complain of […]

Treating Lactose Intolerance

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Lactose intolerance is the impaired ability to digest lactose (milk sugar). Lactose is a sugar naturally found in milk and is sometimes referred to as “milk sugar.” It is digested by an enzyme called “lactase”, which is found in the small intestines of most people. However, many people don’t produce enough lactase to adequately digest […]

Most Dairy Reactions Are Not Lactose Intolerance

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Most reactions to milk are mistakenly considered to be lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is defined by a person having a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Lactase is needed in order to digest the sugar component in milk called lactose. Many people are lactose intolerant, but millions more have an immune reaction to dairy. Unfortunately, most […]

Is Lactose Intolerance More than a Digestive Problem?

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Lactose intolerance is a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Lactase is the enzyme that digests the milk sugar lactose. People with a lactose intolerance typically experience an upset stomach, bloating, gas, and loose stools. These are also common symptoms of a dairy allergy. Many patients complain of a lactose intolerance. They usually say that taking […]

Milk Allergies and Lactose Intolerance

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Milk allergy or dairy allergy are the most common food allergies seen in my practice and cause a multitude of health problems. 
 Dairy may be the most misunderstood food of our culture. It is often assumed to be of high nutritional value and even mandatory for good health, although it can create serious health problems. 
Lactose […]

What is Lactose Intolerance?


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Lactose intolerance is a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Lactase is the enzyme that digests the milk sugar lactose. People with a lactose intolerance typically experience an upset stomach, bloating, gas, and loose stools. These are also common symptoms of a dairy allergy. Many patients complain of a lactose intolerance. They usually say that taking […]

Milk Allergies: Most Reactions to Milk are Mistakenly Considered to be Lactose Intolerance

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Quick Facts:Lactose intolerance is defined by a person having a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Lactase is needed in order to digest the sugar component in milk called lactose. — Many people are lactose intolerant, but millions more have an immune reaction to dairy. Unfortunately, most people don’t recognize that there is a difference between […]