Are you lactose intolerant or allergic to the cow’s milk protein? It is not the same! Read on for more information from DawnBlogtopus.
It is very common that adults do not feel well after drink milk. There are a few different culprits – they can be lactose intolerant or have an allergy to milk protein, but what are the differences? Read this article to find out!
Milk Protein Allergy
In this case, an allergy, which means that our immune system detects an agent (the milk protein) as something that is harmful to the body. It begins an allergic reaction that can include itchiness, swelling, and vomiting.
The culprit to these issues is no other than the protein in the cow’s milk. People with this affliction should try to avoid eating and drinking dairy products.
In this case, lactose intolerance, it is not an allergy, it is an intolerance and there is a big difference. In this case, our immune system it is not affected, the problem is with our digestive system.
In the case of lactose intolerance, the key issue is the lactase. This is an enzyme that is present in our small intestine that processes the sugar in the milk. When this enzyme is not present at all or in a small amount, the milk’s sugar passes to the large intestine and creates problems such as bloating, stomachache, tiredness, and other digestive issues.
The person with this affliction can eat dairy products, as long as they are non-lactose products, or if they take a dietary supplement first such as Lactaid. Read below for more tips on preventing lactose intolerance issues.
These tips can help you to prevent the symptoms:
- Control the amount of milk and milk products in your diet; it is better if they are lactose free.
- Drink milk or eat milk products with other foods, if you combine milk with cereal you could have better results.
- Space out your milk products through the day. It is better to eat small amounts throughout the day than large amounts at one time.
- Eat or drink other foods replacing milk and milk products. You can use soy milk, soy cheese, almond milk, and rice milk with the security that you will not have any lactose intolerance symptoms.
Thanks for Reading
I hope that you found this article on milk sensitivities helpful. And remember, I’m not a doctor! If you have any medical issues please call your doctor and ask them for their assistance. I am merely here to provide information. Check back next week for another interesting blog.