The inability to break down a type of sugar known as lactose commonly detected in dairy products and not being able to digest it is known as Lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is diagnosed when your small intestine doesn’t produce enough lactase to break down lactose. Due to this, the excessive lactose goes down to the large intestine. Lactose intolerance is the common cause of triggering symptoms like gastric issues, cramps, bloating, etc. It is also known as lactase deficiency. Lactose intolerance is commonly found in adults as in children; it’s mainly caused because of some infection and gets better eventually. The condition of lactose intolerance is confirmed when a physician performs lactose intolerance tests.
Types of Lactose IntoleranceLactose intolerance can be divided into three parts:
- Primary lactose intolerance
- Secondary lactose intolerance
- Congenital/Developmental lactose intolerance