Thirty to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. This means the body is unable to fully digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products.
When there is a significant deficiency of an enzyme produced in the small intestine called lactase, lactose intolerance takes hold
While this condition is usually harmless, its symptoms can be uncomfortable.
Signs & Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
- Abdominal cramps
Causes of Lactose Intolerance
- Deficiency of lactase
Diagnosis of Lactose Intolerance
- Lactose tolerance test
- Hydrogen breath test
- Stool acidity test
Treatment of Lactose Intolerance
- Avoid large servings of milk
- Avoid large servings of dairy products
- Eating lactose-reduced ice cream
- Drinking lactose-reduced milk
- Taking enzymes
- Add a liquid or powder to regular milk before drinking
You can trust the highly experienced, board-certified gastroenterologists at Atlantic Digestive Specialists to provide you with personal care and the latest diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Experts in treating lactose intolerance, contact us now.