25 Jul Lactose Intolerance vs. Milk Allergy
Lactose intolerance and milk allergy are two very different problems that are often confused and thought of as the same issue. Lactose intolerance is simply a deficiency in producing the enzyme lactase. The condition is relatively benign, the severity can vary and there are treatment options such as lactaid. A milk allergy is a much more serious problem and could even be life threatening. The lactose intolerance hydrogen breath test offered by Metabolic Solutions can be used to differentiate between intolerance and allergy. The attached article is an excellent summary of differences between the two conditions, what actions to take to determine which one you want have, and actions to take.