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Most Dairy Reactions Are NOT Lactose Intolerance

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How can you tell if you have an allergy or an immune reaction to dairy?
Air Date: 10/23/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Stephen Wangen, MD
Stephen WangenDr. Stephen Wangen is the Medical Director and co-founder of the IBS Treatment Center. He has been seen and heard on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio and television. Having suffered from IBS himself, Dr. Wangen dedicated his life to solving this complex problem. Since 2005 the IBS Treatment Center has successfully helped thousands of patients from around the country end their digestive problems.
Most Dairy Reactions Are NOT Lactose Intolerance
Most reactions to milk are mistakenly considered to be lactose intolerance.

Lactose intolerance is when you have a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Lactase is needed in order to digest the sugar component in milk called lactose.

Many people are lactose intolerant, but millions more have an immune reaction to dairy. Unfortunately, most people don't recognize that there is a difference between the two issues.

How can you tell if you have an allergy or an immune reaction?

Stephen Wangen, MD, shares the difference between lactose intolerance and an immune reaction.

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