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Lactose Intolerance Treatment

Lactose Intolerance Treatment: Lactose- Reduced Milk

Lactose-reduced milk and other products are available at most supermarkets. The milk contains all of the nutrients found in regular milk and remains fresh for about the same length of time, or longer if it is super-pasteurized.

Summary of Lactose Intolerance Treatment

Even though lactose intolerance is common, it is not a threat to good health. People who have trouble digesting lactose can learn which dairy products and other foods they can eat without discomfort and which ones they should avoid. Many people can enjoy milk, ice cream, and other such products if they eat them in small amounts or eat other food at the same time. Others can use lactase liquid or tablets to help them digest the lactose. Even older women at risk for osteoporosis, and growing children who must avoid milk and foods made with milk, can meet most of their dietary needs by eating greens, fish, and other calcium-rich foods that are free of lactose.
A carefully chosen diet, with calcium supplements (if the doctor or dietitian recommends them), is the key to reducing symptoms.
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