Description of Food Intolerance 64 Test:
- test indicates intolerance for 64 kinds of food such as lactose intolerance and other;
- helps to detect food disorders;
- professional test;
- see the instruction for more detailed information.
- 1 test card
- 1 disinfectant wipe
- 2 sterile lancets
- customer information form
- instructions of use
- 1 pre-printed envelope
A disorder characterized by abdominal cramps and diarrhea after consumption of food containing lactose (e.g., milk, ice cream); believed to reflect a deficiency of intestinal lactase; may appear first in young adults who had tolerated milk well as infants. Alternative Names: Lactase deficiency; Milk intolerance; Disaccharidase deficiency; Dairy product intolerance lactose intolerance is the inability to digest a sugar called lactose that is found in milk and dairy products. Normally when a person eats something containing lactose, an enzyme in the small intestine called lactase breaks down lactose into simpler sugar forms called glucose and galactose. These simple sugars are then easily absorbed into the bloodstream and turned into energy — fuel for our bodies. People with lactose intolerance do not produce enough of the lactase enzyme to break down lactose. Instead, undigested lactose sits in the gut, causing gas, bloating, and stomach cramps. When the intestine cannot absorb the lactose-containing foods, it can lead to diarrhea. Lactose intolerance is fairly common. It seems to affect guys and girls equally. Some ethnic groups are more likely to be affected than others because their diets traditionally include fewer dairy products: Almost all Asians and Native Americans are lactose intolerant, and up to 80% of African Americans and Hispanic Americans also have symptoms of lactose intolerance. Their ancestors did not eat dairy foods, so their bodies were not prepared to digest dairy, and they passed these genes on from generation to generation. Little kids are less likely to have lactose intolerance. But many people eventually become lactose intolerant in adulthood — some while they are still teens. Some health care providers view lactose intolerance as a normal human condition and therefore don’t really consider it a disease between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant and certain ethnic and racial populations are more affected than others. Up to 80 percent of African Americans, 80 to 100 percent of American Indians, and 90 to 100 percent of Asian Americans are lactose intolerant. The condition is least common among people of northern European descent. Babies that are born prematurely are also more likely to be lactose intolerant because lactase levels do not increase until the third trimester of a woman’s pregnancy. Lactose intolerance is a very individual condition and it’s often easy to manage if you’re in tune with your body. Everyone’s different, but most people with lactose intolerance are able to eat a small amount of dairy. The trick is to eat dairy products in combination with other foods that don’t contain lactose and not eat too much dairy at once. It can also help to keep a food diary to learn which foods your body can or can’t tolerate. Dairy foods are the best source of calcium, a mineral that’s important for bone growth. Because growing teens need about 1,300 milligrams (mg) of calcium each day, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that even teens who have lactose intolerance continue to include some dairy in their diet. Foods like cheese or yogurt may be easier to digest than milk, so try a cup of yogurt for dessert or add a piece of cheese to your sandwich. Lactose-free milk is also a great way to get calcium in your diet without the problems that can come with lactose.