FOOD
INTOLERANCE

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a condition associated with insufficient enzyme (called lactase) activity in the small bowel to breakdown lactose, a milk sugar. As a result, gut symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence +/- diarrhoea can occur following ingestion of most dairy products.
Lactose intolerance is more prevalent amongst Asians
All dairy foods contain lactose, but this doesn’t mean they are totally off limits for people with lactose intolerance.
Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate small amounts of lactose
It is important you consult our dietitian before excluding all sources of dairy. Dairy products are an important source of calcium, protein, vitamin B12 & riboflavin and inclusion of a variety of dairy products are an important preventative strategy for osteoporosis (brittle bones).
If you have persistent gut symptoms,please consult us.

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