Lactose intolerance is a condition in which the patient experiences stomach aches or diarrhea after consuming dairy products, due to a lack of the enzyme lactase in the intestines.
Lactose intolerance is a common condition in which there is a lack of the enzyme lactase in the intestines, resulting in lack of proper digestion of lactose found in dairy products. Children possess large amounts of lactase, which allows the digestion of their mother’s milk. However, after being weaned, levels drop steadily, leading to intolerance for dairy products. About 15% of people in Central Europe are affected, while 95% in Asia are.
An intolerance presents itself as strong stomach aches, flatulance, and diarrhea after consuming milk or dairy products. Certain types of hard cheeses, butter, and lactose-free products can be tolerated well.
Treatment is simple and consists of a lactose-free diet. More and more supermarkets offer lactose-free products. If consumption of dairy cannot be avoided, you can take the enzyme lactase in a medicated form.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
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Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
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