What is another word for lactose intolerance?

17 synonyms found


[ lˈaktə͡ʊz ɪntˈɒləɹəns], [ lˈaktə‍ʊz ɪntˈɒləɹəns], [ l_ˈa_k_t_əʊ_z ɪ_n_t_ˈɒ_l_ə_ɹ_ə_n_s]

Synonyms for Lactose intolerance:

How to use "Lactose intolerance" in context?

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase, which is needed to digest the sugars in milk. As a result, people with lactose intolerance cannot digest milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance is most commonly found in people of European descent, but it can also occur in people of Asian and African ancestry, as well as in people of Native American and Pacific Islander descent. The syndrome is also more common in people who are obese or have hypertension. Lactose intolerance is not a disease, but a condition that can be managed by avoiding milk and other dairy products.

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