There are two forms of Lactose intolerance
- Lactose intolerance may be something which is permanent, meaning you will always have trouble digesting the lactose in food products.
- Lactose intolerance can be temporary, meaning it may only be for a short while that you have difficulties, and then you can go back to enjoying the lactose containing products.
There are several things which you can learn and understand if lactose intolerance is an issue for you.
Things Sue can help you with include:
- Which foods contain lactose and which you may need to minimise
- Which foods do not contain lactose, which you should be able to enjoy
- How much lactose is in foods
- How to decide how much lactose-containing foods you can ‘get away with’ before you get symptoms
- How to ensure you are getting enough calcium if you have reduced your dairy intake
- Which products other than milk are useful sources of calcium
- How much calcium you need each day (this varies for men and women, children and the elderly)
- How to deal with lactose intolerance when eating out and travelling