It is not a fad, it is an important disease that until now has been given seriousness and treatments, since millions of people suffer from it.
If you have been to the supermarket lately, surely you have noticed that more and more products are offered as “gluten free” and what perhaps for many may be a simple fad for those who suffer from gluten intolerance and their families is a disease and that until now is being taken seriously because thousands of people suffer from it.
Until a few years ago, lactose intolerance was defined as an allergy and it was not given the importance and seriousness until it was too late because when it is not diagnosed in a timely manner, several organs, including the intestines mainly, are damaged in serious truth.
What is lactose intolerance?
Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and its derivatives, our body produces the enzyme called «lactase» in order to digest it, according to MedlinePlus, adding that intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not produce this enzyme and then a series of serious ailments are triggered.
What causes it?
Whose premature birth I prevent the intestines from maturing and developing the production of this enzyme
It occurs most often in Asian, African, or Native American people
Curiously, Europeans suffer from it less frequently
Bowel problems or injuries
Bowel surgery or a disease such as Crohn’s disease
Question of genetics
There are babies that are simply born without the ability to produce the enzyme and it is a purely genetic matter.
Below, you will see a list of symptoms directly related to gluten intolerance published by the Newsner page :
Gas and flatulence
If you are also suspecting lactose intolerance, you can request these laboratory tests:
And of course, you should visit your doctor because intolerance is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome because the symptoms can be very similar but the origin is very different.
Generally, those who suffer from intolerance feel much better once they reduce or are totally eliminated from the diet, the problem is that many times people consume a huge amount of products without reading the labels and have no idea that they continue to consume dairy products or their derivatives .
Soy products still contain lactose
Lactose-free products still contain trace amounts of lactose
Ice cream and shakes have high amounts of lactose
Now, the easiest thing can also be to consume the enzyme before ingesting a dairy or consuming lactose-free products in small quantities.
Just be very careful with your nutrition because by stopping consuming dairy you can stop providing your body with important nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin and proteins so, together with your nutritionist, you can decide which food supplements you should eat or consume more food that contain what your body needs.
Never stop visiting a health specialist.