December 18, 2007
Health Tip: Living With Lactose Intolerance
Ways to help minimize symptoms
(HealthDay News) - Lactose intolerance makes it difficult for someone to digest a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.
Here are suggestions, courtesy of the Nemours Foundation, to help a child who is lactose-intolerant:
- Try consuming dairy products in moderation.
- Try cheese and yogurt, which may be easier for lactose-intolerant children to digest than milk.
- Try lactose-free or lactose-reduced milk.
- Try a lactose enzyme supplement before eating dairy products, to help the body digest lactose.
- Try eating dairy products along with non-dairy foods, which may help ease digestion.
- Try getting extra calcium in the form of calcium-fortified juices, broccoli, beans, tofu and soy milk.