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Understanding and Overcoming Lactose Intolerance

November 16, 20231 min read

Lactose intolerance, a common digestive hurdle, arises from the inability to digest lactose, the sugar in dairy products. The culprit? Insufficient lactase enzyme. There are two primary types:

1. Primary Lactose Intolerance: Genetic in nature, it emerges as you transition into adulthood. Diminished lactase production challenges the breakdown of dairy, leading to intolerance over time.

2. Secondary Lactose Intolerance: Stemming from damaged microvilli in the small intestines, triggered by conditions like celiac disease. Microvilli, essential for nutrient absorption and lactase production, become compromised, causing lactose intolerance.

Symptoms: Lactose fermentation in the colon by sugar-loving bacteria results in a range of symptoms, including diarrhea, constipation, bloating, headaches, and more.

Resolution: Addressing the root cause, especially in cases of secondary intolerance, can reverse the condition.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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