Lactose Allergy: Living a Lactose-Free Life | Allergy Test

We are guessing you’ve just received your test results from Allergy Test, and the results aren’t what you hoped? We are also guessing that your results have revealed you are lactose intolerant or that you have a lactose allergy. Don’t worry, we have some advice for you and we are here to help!

Lactose is a carbohydrate often found in milk. This means it may affect your daily routine, including that morning cup of coffee and that bowl of cereal. However, there is a difference between being lactose intolerant and having a dairy allergy. Having a lactose allergy can cause unpleasant symptoms but they can be managed. It is better to know your lactose allergy than to not to. If you have been experiencing any of the below symptoms, then your results do make sense.

In some cases, lactose can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms after eaten, such as:

  • bloating
  • pain or stomach cramps
  • lower abdominal
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • throwing up.

One of those sneakily hidden ingredients, lactose is a pesky ingredient for those with an allergy to it. It may make you wary of going out to parties, going to barbecues or even going for a Thanksgiving dinner with your family. If you’re careful though, this can be managed and you attend these events without fear. Aiding you in your ability to live a lactose-free life, here are the most common foods that you should avoid:

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Whey

Remember, if you would like to eliminate lactose from your diet, then Lactaid do a fantastic lactose-free range which can be found in a variety of major supermarkets!

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