Food intolerance to dairy products may be due to an allergy to the protein contained in cow's milk, especially in children, or to malabsorption or lactose intolerance .
The intestinal lactase is responsible for breaking down lactose into two sugars called glucose and galactose , for subsequent absorption. When there is a lactase deficit, there is a malabsorption with pain, distension, gas, diarrhea and perianal eczema.
Likewise, other viruses and pathological conditions can also produce secondary and transient lactose malabsorption. Some examples are: gastroenteritis , intestinal surgery, antibiotic therapy, celiac disease , other enteropathies.
Its prevalence can reach up to a third of the population.
There are different ways to detect this affectation. First, the Hydrogen Breath Test (TAH2). A solution is administered with lactose and at intervals thereafter it is blown through a hydrogen meter. It is a qualitative four-hour test. Second, the Food Intolerance Test (100/200 food) through a blood test with which you can know what foods are potentially harmful.
Finally, Lactest in urine or blood. It is performed after the administration of a drug containing gaxilose, the patient must drink up to a maximum of 500ml of water that will be collected after accumulating it for 5 hours. Finally, the urine is analyzed to determine the amount of accumulated xylose.
Children, diabetic patients, people who do not admit milk because they vomit it or sick people in whom TAH2 has failed, are the groups to which Lactest is directed against other diagnostic methods.
Food without lactose
Once the malabsorption is diagnosed, the appropriate treatment will be defined. This is the result of combining a diet based on the exclusion of lactose with the intake of Nutira in capsules, a nutritional supplement that contributes to the improvement of the digestion of people with enzymatic deficit of lactase. Each capsule can digest lactose from a glass of milk.