Lactose Intolerance (Milk Intolerance)

About- Lactose intolerance also called milk intolerance is a condition that causes the inability to fully digest sugar (lactose) in dairy products.
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Nausea and vomiting
Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine produces an insufficient amount of an enzyme (lactase) to digest milk sugar (lactose).
Risk Factors
  • Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine
  • Celiac disease
  • Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Crohn's disease
  • Injuries to the small intestine due to surgery, trauma
  • Older age
  • Premature birth
  • Ulcerative colitis
Specialists to visit
General Physician
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