Lactase deficiency

What is Lactase deficiency?

It is lack of the enzyme lactase in the small intestine. Lactase is needed to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and most other dairy products and also used as an ingredient in other foods.

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Stool test was done for my 2 and half mnth child resulting into positive report og reducing substances.is he...

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Reducing substance does not suggests diabetes

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I can understand your concern.Reducing substance in stool does...

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My baby is 7 months old, and has been having loose stools semi solid for last 2-3 weeks. We got a stool test done and results as follows:...

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The result indicate infective diarrhea with Lactase Deficiency.

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Thank you for asking question on health care...

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My baby is 3 months old. She is crying from Stomach ache, Gas Problem & loose motion for the past 1 1/2 months. B'cos of continuous...

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Probably it is temporary lactase deficiency.

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When baby suffers from persistent diarrhea the brush border...

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