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Could You Be Suffering From Lactose Intolerance?
What is lactose intolerance?
For some people, intolerance to dairy is caused by an inability to digest the sugars (lactase) in milk products. Others may experience a reaction to dairy because they are intolerant to the proteins in milk. In this case, you could drink lactose-free milk and still have a reaction to it because you are actually intolerant to the protein in the milk. This is a sign that you could be suffering from a type III dairy intolerance, and this is what ImuPro tests for. You could be negative to lactose intolerance and positive in the ImuPro test. Click here to find out more about type III dairy intolerance.
What are the symptoms off lactose intolerance?
Symptoms of lactose intolerance can range from mild to severe, depending on how much lactase your body makes. Symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating or drinking milk products, and most commonly include:
- Abdominal Pain
Other conditions can cause symptoms similar to those of lactose intolerance, including irritable bowel syndrome and problems digesting foods that contain fructose.
Who is most likely to be suffering from lactose intolerance?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, there is a strong possibility that you are suffering from lactose intolerance.
Sometimes people who have never had problems with milk or dairy products suddenly develop lactose intolerance. This is more common as you get older because the amount of lactase our body produces naturally decreases as we get older.
What are the long-term health risks associated with lactose intolerance?
Left untreated, problems with malabsorption, such as iron deficiency or chronic dehydration can arise. Further neglect can lead to anaemia and osteoporosis.
How is lactose intolerance treated?
The simplest strategy for managing lactose intolerance is to maintain a dairy-free diet. However, because lactose intolerance is often confused with fructose intolerance, you must positively identify which food is causing the reaction.
Will the ImuPro test detect if I am lactose intolerant?
Lactose intolerance is different to a type III food intolerance (which is what ImuPro specifically tests for). Lactose intolerance is an enzyme deficiency, not IgG mediated, and therefore will not be detected by the ImuPro test. It is important to note that you might have a type III food intolerance to dairy products, but this does not necessarily mean you are lactose intolerant.
How do I find out whether I am lactose intolerant or have a type III dairy intolerance?
Lactose Intolerance Testing Options:
Taking a Food Intolerance Test lets you eliminate uncertainty and confirm whether or not you have food intolerance. The ImuPro300 test can detect whether a dairy intolerance is present. It is possible to have a Type III IgG allergy or intolerance to certain foods and additives without your knowledge; you may be experiencing any one of a number of symptoms, whilst remaining totally oblivious to the cause.
When you receive your ImuPro300 test results and put your personalised diet rotation plan into practice you will soon notice the difference in your general wellbeing.
For more information on which foods are tested with ImuPro300, consult our list of foods tested.
Why is ImuPro the best way to find out if you have a type III dairy intolerance?
ImuPro300 is the most comprehensive IgG test available, covering 271 foods. Tests that cover only 90 foods can often miss the foods that are causing you problems. It is an easy, fast method of pinpointing exactly which foods are causing a reaction. This way, you have a clear guideline to begin eliminating only those foods that are causing your symptoms, rather than having to maintain a strict diet that eliminates entire food groups.
If you suspect that you may be lactose intolerant or have a type III dairy intolerance and would like to discuss the suitability of ImuPro testing for you, please complete the form on this page or call us on 1300 481 151 for a free, no-obligation chat with a food intolerance testing specialist.