Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder characterized by the body's inability to fully digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. It occurs due to insufficient production of lactase, the enzyme responsible for breaking down lactose in the small intestine. When lactose remains undigested, it ferments in the gut, leading to symptoms such as bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea after consuming dairy products. While not life-threatening, lactose intolerance can significantly impact daily life and dietary choices. Managing the condition typically involves avoiding or limiting lactose-containing foods or taking lactase supplements to aid digestion.

 

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