Lactose Intolerant

What does it mean to be Lactose Intolerant?

The inability of adults and children to digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk.

What are symptoms?

  • Bloating
  • Pain and/or cramping in the lower stomach
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Throwing Up

What foods shouldn't you eat?

  • Milk
  • Ice Cream
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Baked Goods
  • Cereals
  • Salad Dressings
  • Candies
  • Also present in 20% of medications, like birth control pills

What foods are beneficial?

  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Some Yogurts
  • Fermented Cheese
  • Sherbet instead of Ice cream
  • Fish

Long Term effects of being Lactose Intolerant

  • Calcium deficiency
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D deficiency

Will it ever go away?

Being lactose intolerant is usually for like, but can occasionally go away for children.

Treatments?

Self-care

  • avoid lactose

Medications

  • dietary supplement