Lactase deficiency:

Lactose intolerance ( )

Lactose intolerance is a condition in which the patient experiences stomach aches or diarrhea after consuming dairy products, due to a lack of the enzyme lactase in the intestines.

Full Description

Lactose intolerance is a common condition in which there is a lack of the enzyme lactase in the intestines, resulting in lack of proper digestion of lactose found in dairy products. Children possess large amounts of lactase, which allows the digestion of their mother’s milk. However, after being weaned, levels drop steadily, leading to intolerance for dairy products. About 15% of people in Central Europe are affected, while 95% in Asia are.

Symptoms

Lower-back pain, Lower abdominal pain, Fever, Distended abdomen, Burning in the throat, Fever, Headache, Nausea, Pain in the limbs, Skin rash, Sore throat, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Swollen glands in the neck, Tiredness, Vomiting, Weight loss, Runny nose, Chills, Night sweats, Knee pain, Knee deformity, Joint redness, Fever, Knee pain, Knee deformity, Headache, Tiredness, Palpitations, Pallor, Hair loss, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Burning in the throat, Cold feet, Chest pain, Cold hands, Brittleness of nails, Mouth ulcers, Tongue burning, Agitation, Feeling faint, Reduced appetite, Missed period, Menstruation disorder, Joylessness, Impairment of male potency, Tiredness, Moist and softened skin, Dry skin, Mood swings, Difficulty to concentrate, Weight gain, Sensitivity to cold, Hair loss, Less than 3 defecations per week, Hoarseness, Pallor, Muscle pain, Brittleness of nails, Numbness in the arm, Tiredness, Pallor, Disorientation regarding time or place, Tongue burning, Pain in the bones, Tiredness, Bone fracture, Pain in the limbs, Curvature of the spine, Tears, Eyelids sticking together, Face pain, Eye blinking, Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Nausea, Foul smelling defecation, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Distended abdomen

Medical Conditions

An intolerance presents itself as strong stomach aches, flatulance, and diarrhea after consuming milk or dairy products. Certain types of hard cheeses, butter, and lactose-free products can be tolerated well.

Treatment

Treatment is simple and consists of a lactose-free diet. More and more supermarkets offer lactose-free products. If consumption of dairy cannot be avoided, you can take the enzyme lactase in a medicated form.