Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy?

Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy? Many people always get confused about the differences between lactose intolerant and milk allergy just because its symptom is almost the same. But, how they affected our body will make a big difference.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerant involves the digestive system and always happens to an adult. If you are lactose intolerance means your body doesn’t make lactase, the enzyme needed to breakdown the lactose. Lactose is the sugar in milk. This is how lactose intolerance happens. Undigested lactose will move into the colon where its breakdown by bacteria and causes bloating and gas.

Lactase breakdown lactose

Milk Allergy

Milk allergy involves the immune system. If you are milk allergy means your body reacts to the protein in milk as if they’re dangerous invaders. It releases substances that cause allergy symptoms like hives, an upset stomach, vomiting, and even anaphylactic shock. This allergy usually happens to children and sometimes happens to an adult.

Dairy Allergy

So, lactose intolerance or milk allergy? Still not know? I know there are some difficulties when you want to buy milk and don’t know what type of milk is suitable for you. But, if you suffer digestive problems after consuming any dairy product, try to track your diet and noting how your body reacts to the product.