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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
adult lactase deficiency

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Description

Adult-type lactose intolerance is a condition in which the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. People with this condition experience symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea after consuming dairy products. The condition is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which is responsible for breaking down lactose in the small intestine. Treatment typically involves avoiding dairy products or taking lactase supplements to help digest lactose.

Synonyms
  • adult-type hypolactasia
  • adult-type lactose intolerance
  • disaccharide intolerance III
  • familial lactose intolerance
  • lactase nonpersistence
  • lactose intolerance
  • milk allergy
  • milk intolerance
  • primary alactasia
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