A physiological condition in which lactose cannot be hydrolyzed in the intestine, leading to uncomfortable gaseousness, cramps, or diarrhea after eating a lactose-containing food such as milk or ice cream. The symptoms may be prevented by ingesting a preparation of beta-galactosidase before or together with dairy products.
A condition that results from inability to digest lactose. Very common in non-european adults
A disorder of the digestive system in which the body has difficulty digesting dairy products, including cow's milk, butter, and ice cream. People who are lactose intolerant will have pain or cramps after eating dairy products.