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Lactose Intolerance and Digestive Aids

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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 […]

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 […]

What is Lactose Intolerance?

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Dairy allergy is the most common allergy that I see in my clinic. 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 […]

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 […]

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?


Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

Lactose Intolerance, Dairy Allergies and Digestive Problems

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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 […]

Understanding Lactose Intolerance

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More than 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. 
 Nearly two-thirds of the world’s adult population has some degree of difficulty with digestion of milk sugar because of a lactase deficiency:     •    97-100% of African Blacks    •    90-100% of Asians    •    70-75% of North American Blacks    •    70-80% of Mexicans    •    60-90% of Mediterraneans    •   […]

DailyRx.com: Lactose Intolerance is a Global Problem

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While this article does provide some decent information on lactose intolerance and relative prevalence, it doesn’t mention dairy allergy, which of course is quite common and cannot be addressed by using lactase enzyme supplements. It also doesn’t address non-childhood standard type allergy.  It does mention regular IgE allergy, and includes the unsupported statement that allergy is […]