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1. Lactose Intolerance
What It Is: A deficiency in an enzyme that helps the body break down lactose sugar, which is found in cow's milk and other ruminant milks (sheep, goat, etc.).
Symptoms: Bloating, gassiness, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal distress after eating milk, cream, ice cream, and other dairy products. Some people with lactose intolerance do tolerate cheese, yogurt, or small amounts of unprocessed dairy.
Treatment: Supplements of lactase enzyme help the body break down lactose sugar.
2. Celiac Disease
What It Is: An autoimmune disorder characterized by an inability to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some celiacs react to avenin, a related protein found in oats.
Symptoms: Often constipation, diarrhea, or cramping after eating foods containing gluten, though symptoms vary widely. Dermatitis herpetiformis, an itchy skin rash that can resemble hives, is common among celiacs.
Treatment: A strict gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease, though steroids are sometimes used to help heal the intestine in the early phase after diagnosis.
Celiac Disease Definition
3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What It Is: A disorder of chronic abdominal pain and disordered bowel function. It may be aggravated by certain foods.
Symptoms: Constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain are the three main symptoms of IBS.
Treatment: Among the treatment options for IBS are drug therapies, nutritional changes, psychotherapy, and stress management techniques.
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