Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and milk products. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Lactose intolerance treatments
Information about lactose intolerance treatments, and how to reduce the amount of dairy products while also making sure you get enough calcium.
Lactose intolerance symptoms
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body does not produce enough lactase enzyme to break down the lactose in the gut. Learn about the common symptoms.
Lactose intolerance diagnosis
Lactose intolerance can usually be diagnosed through test runs. It can also be diagnosed with breath tests, blood glucose test and a biopsy of the small intestine.
What causes lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose in the intestine. Here’s some common causes.
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How to breastfeed
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