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A 41-year-old member asked:

What happens if lactase is taken by a lactose-intolerant person?

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Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It helps.: Lactase is the enzyme needed to digest lactose, it is available over the counter and can help when taken with dairy products. For guidance on its appropriate use you should check with your doctor.

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How does a person become lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Lactose intolerance: Defeciency of an enzyme that breaks down lactose. Treatment involves avoidance of dairy products or using supplements such as lactaid.

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