Lactose Intolerance

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  • Created on: 02-12-11 20:32

Lactose Intolerance

How is it caused:

·         Caused by a reduction in Lactase production in the process of growing up (childhood to adulthood). Can also go to the extreme of no lactase production.

Facts/ extra information:

·         Isn’t life threatening

·         It is manageable with the correct medication

·         The main difficulty with it is that sufferers will have to try and increase their calcium intake another way as they cannot get it from milk products.

·         In babies – condition is rare, but more serious. They’re fed milk free products and rich calcium and vitamin D…

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