Lactose intolerance - It was no doubt the efficacy of milk for health. Health experts have long recognized the important nutritional milk for the body. Unfortunately, not everyone can consume milk that was delicious.
Some people experience a sense of heartburn, bloating, and diarrhea after drinking a glass of milk or foods made from milk products. This phenomenon is also called the lactose intolerant.
Lactose intolerance occurs when our body can not digest lactose, a natural sugar component contained in dairy products. This inability can be caused by a lack or inability of the body to produce lactase, which is one of the digestive enzymes produced by cells in the small intestine break down sugar in charge of milk into a form that is easier to be absorbed into the body. This condition is called also deficiency of lactase deficiency.
Symptoms of lactose intolerance can be mild, but can also cause sufferers to be hospitalized. Although there is no cure to overcome this condition, but a lot of things you can do to avoid the appearance of this disorder.
According to Karen Ansel, a nutritionist, lactose intolerance is different with milk allergy. "Lactose intolerance associated with the inability of the body break down lactose, while the milk allergy is actually very rare," said the spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association this.
He said that milk allergy is more associated with the body's immune system. "When we drink milk, your body will recognize the protein in milk as a foreign object and is considered an enemy. The body then respond to it so that protein arises against an allergic reaction," he said.
Milk allergy symptoms are usually itchy skin, red, swollen, and even can cause shortness of breath sufferers. Other symptoms are problems with digestion. "That's why many people are often wrong distinguish lactose intolerant with milk allergy," said the author of "Baby and Toddler Cookbook."
He added, milk allergy is a serious condition and can be dangerous. "Consult your doctor if you feel experienced. To be sure, the doctor will perform an allergy test," he said.