Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs when there is insufficient lactase (enzyme) or when there is inflammation in the gut.

As a result, gut symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence +/- diarrhoea can occur following ingestion of foods rich in lactose. Lactose intolerance is more prevalent amongst certain ethnicities and can occur with increasing age. Lactose is the "milk sugar"but lactose intolerance doesn’t mean you have to follow a dairy-free diet.

How can we help?

Our dietitians can help to determine your level of lactose tolerance and educate you on the appropriate level of lactose restriction for your situation. Dairy products are an important source of calcium and other nutrients. Formal education on a low lactose diet is important to ensure your diet remains nutritionally adequate.

Our team of experienced dietitians use the latest scientifically proven strategies

We are known for our expertise in gastrointestinal (gut / bowel) nutrition and every member of our team has their own additional, specialty areas of nutritional expertise.

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