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

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Mar 28, 2022



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