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A 22-year-old female asked:

Why are we not taking lactase for the treatment of lactose intolerance?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Those that want to consume lactose containing products are free to consume lactase in its many available forms. The mainstay of management is avoiding products with heavy lactose content. Many people can tolerate a small amount with no related symptoms. If your diet contains no lactose it would not be reasonable to take lactase just because you don't make it.
Last updated Mar 29, 2022
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