Lactose intolerance is a common condition that affects a large number of people in India and other countries. Most people are familiar with the fact that lactose intolerance is caused by the deficiency of lactase enzyme in the body. But
What exactly is lactase enzyme? And where is it found?
Lactase enzymes are found in the small intestine. They are found in the tip of the villi (inner surface of intestine). Their main function is to digest or break lactose present in our diet into glucose and galactose.
What happens when people don’t have enough lactase?
If lactose fails to get digested, which may happen due to deficiency of lactase, lactose will move in undigested form to the large intestine. In the large intestine, lactose gets fermented. The fermented product releases gas which causes flatulence and gas symptoms. Fermented products also absorb lots of water leading to diarrhea.
Hence, in cases of lactase deficiency, people suffer from gas, flatulence, loose stool and pain in abdomen. These symptoms can occur after intake of food like milk, sweets and food items made of milk.
The best way to avoid these problems is to take lactase enzyme with milk and dairy products. These days, lactose supplement such as Yamoo Chewable Tablets are available in the market that are very effective when it comes to helping people combat lactose intolerance.