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Lactose Intolerance

Alternate Names : Lactase Deficiency

Lactose Intolerance | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no prevention for lactose intolerance. Individuals may reduce their symptoms by avoiding foods high in lactose. Lactose may be better tolerated if it is eaten with other foods.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

In most cases, there are no long-term effects from lactose intolerance. However, an infant with congenital lactase deficiency can become very dehydrated and fail to thrive.

What are the risks to others?

Lactose intolerance is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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Lactose Intolerance: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: John Wegmann, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/27/01

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