Articles About Food Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is a condition in which the body has a difficult time digesting lactose. Lactose is a sugar that is found in milk and also many dairy products. Interestingly enough, what causes lactose intolerance is actually genetic in nature. Some people naturally have lower or insufficient levels of lactase, which is necessary to properly digest lactose products. For these lactose intolerant individuals, consuming milk products or dairy products can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like stomach bloating, nausea, gas, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and constipation.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own tissues (those found in the small intestine) in response to the ingestion of gluten. This condition can create long term damage to the sensitive lining of parts of the digestive system. Refractory celiac disease (known as RCD) is quite related, but yet different from celiac disease on its own, an increasingly common digestive disorder.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by damage to the small intestine. When someone with celiac disease ingests gluten, the body responds by attacking the tissues in the small intestine. This can create uncomfortable symptoms like stomach bloating, diarrhea and cramping, with some experiencing what may seem like sensations of constant indigestion. Over time, celiac disease can lead to weight loss from malabsorption, fatigue and in some cases, anemia.
Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar that is found in dairy and milk products. Some people have a difficult time digesting this sugar and unpleasant symptoms can result when it is incorporated into the diet. There are varying degrees of intolerance to lactose. Some people are fine ingesting small amounts, while others must adhere to a strict and uncompromised lactose free diet.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune process where the body attacks its own small intestine in response to the ingestion of gluten. In many cases, sufferers remain undiagnosed for long periods of time because many of the symptoms of Celiac disease are easily dismissed as merely being related to indigestion or other common gastrointestinal complaints.
Celiac disease is a condition in which nutrient absorption is impaired. Gluten, a protein that is commonly found in barley, rye and wheat, causes a negative reaction within the body. When a person with celiac disease ingests foods that contain gluten, his immune system kicks into action
Fructose malabsorption is a digestive condition in which the body does not properly absorb the sugar fructose, thus leading to its buildup in the intestines
Autoimmune diseases typically affect women more often than men. Celiac disease, an autoimmune process by which the body attacks its own tissues in response to gluten intake, is no exception. In fact, women are between two and three times more likely to develop the condition than men are
Lactose intolerance refers to a condition in which the body has a hard time digesting lactose, a milk sugar. Lactose intolerance symptoms are often generalized, and their severity can vary from person to person. Most often, symptoms such as gas and bloating following a meal containing dairy are most common
Fructose malabsorption (previously known as dietary fructose intolerance) refers to a condition in which the intestines do not fully break down the sugar enzyme, fructose. In people without the disorder between 25 and 50 grams of fructose can be absorbed in the small intestine in each sitting