Understanding Lactose Intolerance: Symtoms, Causes and Solutions - Wishfit Wellness

Understanding Lactose Intolerance: Symtoms, Causes and Solutions

Shresthaa: Hello there! Today, I want to ask you about what exactly is lactose intoleranceand why this happens?

WishFit: Of course, Shresthaa! Lactose intolerance is when your body has trouble digesting lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. This happens because you don't have enough of an enzyme called lactase, which helps break down enzyme lactose in your digestive system.

Shresthaa: Ok, clear now. Can you let me know the common symptoms of lactose intolerance?

WishFit: The symptoms can be quite uncomfortable. They usually include bloating, gas, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and sometimes nausea. These symptoms often start about 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating or drinking dairy.

Shresthaa: I see, thanks. What causes lactose intolerance?

WishFit: Lactose intolerance can be caused by several factors. The most common cause is a decrease in enzyme lactase production as people age. Some people are born with low levels of lactase, and certain illnesses or injuries to the small intestine can also cause it.

Shresthaa: Are some people more likely to be lactose intolerant than others?

WishFit: Yes, genetics play a big role. It's more common in people of African and Asian countries. Additionally, it often genetic, so if your parents are lactose intolerant, you might be too.

Shresthaa: Can you suggest some solutions like How can someone manage lactose intolerance?

WishFit: Managing lactose intolerance involves a few strategies. Many people find relief by avoiding or limiting dairy products. There are also lactase enzyme supplements that can help digest lactose. Additionally, there are many lactose-free and plant-based alternatives available, like almond milk, soy milk, and our WishFit Plant Protein Powder, which is a great protein source for those looking for dairy free protein supplement.

Shresthaa: That's great to know. What should people look for when choosing lactose-free products?

WishFit: When choosing lactose-free products, it's important to read nutrition and ingredients labels carefully. Look for products specifically labelled "lactose-free or dairy-free." Also, check for other nutrients like calcium and vitamin D, which are essential for bone health and often found in dairy products.

Shresthaa: Can lactose intolerance be cured?

WishFit: Unfortunately, there's no cure for lactose intolerance, but it can be effectively managed with dietary changes and supplements. Many people live comfortably with lactose intolerance by making smart food choices and using lactase products.

Shresthaa: Thank you for explaining everything so nicely! It’s glad to know there are solutions for those who are lactose intolerant.

WishFit: Anytime, Shresthaa! It's all about finding what works best for your body and making informed desicions. And remember, WishFit Plant Protein Powder is always here to support a protein-rich, healthy, dairy-free lifestyle!
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