Lactose Intolerance: What Happens If You Ignore the Symptoms?
Recently, statistics revealed that more than 65 per cent of the world's population have an intolerance to lactose, the sugar that's in milk and dairy products. The human body uses the enzyme 'lactase' to break down this sugar so we can absorb it into our bodies. Those with lactose intolerance are unable to digest lactose. Without getting too sciencey, those with lactose intolerance do not produce enough of an enzyme (lactase) in their intestine.
What are the Telltale Signs You're Lactose IntolerantAn intolerance to lactose can present itself in many ways, all of which are pretty uncomfortable and unwelcome by sufferers. Many people with an intolerance can describe their condition as life-limiting. Here are some of the many ailments those intolerant to lactose can experience;
- Stomach cramps
What Happens if You Ignore the Symptoms and Continue to Eat Dairy?
We have seen this time and time again, people ignoring the symptoms of intolerance of lactose. The result of this is, in most cases, an exacerbation of the symptoms, with enhanced stomach issues, blasting and diarrhoea. As well as intensified symptoms such as chronic diarrhoea, sufferers that fail to revise their diets can experience additional health problems. These additional health problems can be very serious. For instance, chronic diarrhoea can lead to unexplained weight loss, anaemia, dehydration, kidney damage and so on.
Take a Home Food Intolerance Test
If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, then we advise taking a home food intolerance test as soon as possible.
When purchasing a food intolerance test with Supply Life, you will receive a professional promo service.
This is due to the fact that we utilise world-leading immunoassay microarray technology, which enables us to detect food-specific IgG antibodies to 220 different foods, including dairy foods.
This means we will gain a 360 picture of your gut health and provide advice on which foods you should avoid.