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lactase

[′lak‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of lactose to dextrose and galactose.
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Enzyme replacement therapy for primary adult lactase deficiency.
Research suggests, however, that 38 percent of colic cases can be attributed to transient lactase deficiency, a condition causing an inability to digest lactose sugar, leading to severe intestinal pain and bloating.
Among African races, 80 percent of the aboriginal Africans have lactase deficiency.
13]C enriched lactose for detection of lactase deficiency in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms.
com), an all-natural dietary supplement, is clinically proven to reduce colic related crying time by 45 percent when caused by Transient Lactase Deficiency (TLD), a common temporary lactose intolerance in young infants.
A course of antibiotics or a bout of gastroenteritis can cause a temporary lactase deficiency.
When added to milk (a bit of expressed breast milk or milk-based formula), it greatly reduces the level of lactose, making it easier to digest in babies whose colic is the result of Transient Lactase Deficiency, a temporary lactose intolerance that occurs in approximately 40 percent of colicky babies.
And as goat's milk is easier to digest, Coach Farm's Probiotic Yogurt is an excellent alternative to cow's milk yogurt for those who suffer from a lactase deficiency.
Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, a severe lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take FAMVIR tablets.
Soy-based infant formulas are recommended by doctors for infants 0 to 12 months if a baby has a documented allergy to milk protein, or has a hereditary or temporary lactase deficiency.
Precautions: Patients with galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take Levocetirizine.