In this article we will deal with problems arising from milk consumption. What are they, why do they arise and how to prevent/treat severe lactose intolerance and milk allergy.
Severe Lactose intolerance
It occurs when we consume milk, and our body does not produce enough lactase enzymes (Lactase- an enzyme that breaks down milk sugar). Babies produce more lactase so they can penetrate breast milk. Prematurely born children sometimes have lactose intolerance already at birth, while normally born children usually do not develop signs of intolerance before the third year of life.
Intolerance is very widespread among adults and is not dangerous. It occurs in about 8% of the population. Some groups of people have it more often. These are Asians, Africans and, importantly for our country, the Mediterranean.
Symptoms of severe lactose intolerance
Symptoms occur after half an hour to 2 hours of consumption of dairy products. The volume of symptoms depends on the amount of veins consumed. These symptoms are:
- Stomach cramps
Diagnosis of severe lactose intolerance
The most common diagnostic agent that is and is very precise is:
Breath test – testing the amount of hydrogen in breath after a consumed dose of lactose.
These diagnostic means can also be used:
Blood tests – the amount of enzymes is examined in the blood image.
Endoscopy – procedure for examining the upper part of the digestive system.
Treatment/behaviour in present intolerance
The most important thing is to reduce or completely remove milk from your diet. Those with low lactase levels can drink 0.5 to 1 dcL of milk without consequences. An amount greater than 1 dcL will cause problems.
The most dangerous is to drink fresh milk. Some processed dairy products have a scarcity of lactose compared to the amount of milk, so it’s easier for intolerant people to tolerate them, these are:
Margarine and fermented dairy products, e.g. Yogurt.
Ice cream, frags and hard sires
As a milk makeover, they are offering:
Cow’s milk without lactose
Soy milk – often manufacturers add calcium to compensate for calcium from cow’s milk
Goat’s milk – has 10% less lactose than cow’s
Lactase enzymes as a dietary supplement
If a person is highly sensitive to lactose and DOES not want to eject milk from the diet it is recommended to take lactase enzymes. Enzymes come in capsules/ tablets and are consumed before they are consumed, details are asked at the pharmacy.
Those who are highly sensitive to lactose should be careful when eating food they have not prepared themselves; they should inquire about the ingredients of that food. Often lactose is found in salad intake; taste-in-flavour edifies, and is also found in medicines.
Not bringing milk into the body can cause calcium and vitamin D deficiency, so people who have thrown milk off the menu should find new sources of these insides or simply drink calcium supplements in tablets or other form.
A milk allergy occurs when the immune system reacts strongly to proteins in milk. There’s a reaction that can be: on the skin – red and itching, competition around the mouth
In the stomach – cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting (symptoms similar to lactose intolerance)
Symptoms of rhinitis – leaky nostrils, sneering eyes, sneering and asthma
Diagnosis of milk allergy
It’s a skin test like other allergies.
Allergic, get the milk out of your diet!
It’s important to get milk out of your diet. While those who are lactose intolerant can withstand a small amount of milk or can take lactase enzymes and have no symptoms, allergists do not have a “compensation” that would allow them to consume milk.