Lactose Intolerance

Am I, or is my child,  Lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance affects approximately 75% of the population. Diarrhoea, stomach pain, and a lot of gas (flatulence) after consuming dairy products can be signs of lactose intolerance. Milk and other dairy products contain a sugar called lactose. This sugar is broken down by a protein, an enzyme called lactase. In people who are lactose intolerant, lactase either does not work properly or is not produced in sufficient quantity to break down lactose. Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of lactase, the enzyme required for digestion of lactose. A genetic test to help you understand your symptoms is available. 

Ask your Doctor about testing today.

Updated Monday, 05 July 2021