Lactose intolerance

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Lactose intolerance
SynonymsLactase deficiency, hypolactasia, alactasia
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Lactose is made up o two simple sugars
SpecialtyGastroenterology
SymptomsAbdominal pain, bloatin, diarrhoea, gas, nausea[1]
ComplicationsDaes nae cause damage tae the GI tract[2]
Uisual onset30–120 min efter dairy products[1]
CausesDecreased abeelity tae digeest lactose (genetic, smaw intestine injur)[1]
Diagnostic methodSymptoms resolve follaein eliminatin lactose[1]
Seemilar condeetionsIrritable bouel syndrome, coeliac disease, inflammatory bouel disease, milk allergy[1]
TreatmentDecreasin lactose in the diet, lactase supplements, treat the unnerleein cause[1]
Frequency10% (Northren Europe) tae 95% (pairts o Asie an Africae)[3]

Lactose intolerance is a condeetion in that fowk hae symptoms due tae the decreased ability tae digeest lactose, a succar foond in dairy products.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Lactose Intolerance". NIDDK. June 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. Heyman MB (September 2006). "Lactose intolerance in infants, children, and adolescents". Pediatrics. 118 (3): 1279–86. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-1721. PMID 16951027.
  3. Deng Y, Misselwitz B, Dai N, Fox M (September 2015). "Lactose Intolerance in Adults: Biological Mechanism and Dietary Management". Nutrients (Review). 7 (9): 8020–35. doi:10.3390/nu7095380. PMC 4586575. PMID 26393648.