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What causes Lactose intolerance?

FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LACTOSE INTOLERANT

If you encounter mild to severe discomfort after having dairy, you may be lactose intolerant. Having a lactase deficiency means that you cant drink milk without feeling bloated, or possibly even becoming sick.  The body has a lactase enzyme in the small intestine that is used to digest milk sugar known as lactose. Your food must process and absorb properly before entering into the colon, but when your body lacks the enzyme that digests the milk sugar, it goes directly into your colon, causing discomfort.

Symptoms from being Lactose Intolerant?

Within thirty minutes to two hours after a meal, you may begin to feel discomfort from the milk sugar in your digestive system. Some, or all of the symptoms that may occur are:
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Nauseau
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Gas

Lactose Intolerant Treatments

There are some simple treatments that can help if you cant drink milk, or if you can’t digest other foods containing the milk sugar. Start by keeping a chart of the foods you eat daily, and be sure to note when the particular food makes you feel sick. By using a process of elimination, you will be able to rule out the good foods from the bad. There are some foods that contain higher amounts of the sugar than others, and there are some foods that you may not even realize contain the sugar. Read labels on the food, especially processed foods. If the food contains dairy or was prepared with dairy, it might be on your list of things to avoid. Refer to the following list for an example of foods that contain the milk sugar, even in small amounts:
  • Milk and drinks with a milk base
  • Ice Cream
  • Foods made with milk
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Whipping Cream
  • Puddings
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Cream based soups and sauces
  • Bread
  • Dry Baking Mixes
  • Lunchmeat
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Salad Dressing
  • Instant Soups, Potatoes, Noodle Mixes and Rice
  • Meat From Organs
  • and our favorite Pizza
This list does not include everything, but these are the most common foods that contain the milk sugar. You do not have to avoid dairy completely. With your compiled list of foods on your chart, you can learn what foods are making you sick. Try consuming the foods in smaller amounts, and try eating them with other non-dairy foods. If you find that you are still unable to tolerate the food no matter how you consume it, visit scimera.com to purchase lactase pro. LactasePro is a delayed release capsule that contains the lactase supplement your body is lacking. With lactase pro, your body will break down the sugar found in milk, and you will be able to enjoy dairy again. Visit scimera.com to learn more about this delayed release dietary supplement in a vegetarian capsule.
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