Daily Archives: 04/06/2013

lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability or insufficient ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase, which is produced by the cells lining the small intestine. Lactase breaks down lactose into two simpler forms of sugar called glucose and galactose, which […]

A hydrogen breath test

A hydrogen breath test (or HBT) is used as a clinical medical diagnosis for people with irritable bowel syndrome, and common food intolerances. The test is simple, non-invasive, and is performed after a short period of fasting (typically 8–12 hours). Even though the test is normally known as a “Hydrogen Breath Test” some physicians may […]

Fructose malabsorption

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fructose malabsorption Classification and external resources Fructose ICD-10 E74.3 ICD-9 271 OMIM 138230 Fructose malabsorption, formerly named “dietary fructose intolerance,” is a digestive disorder[1] in which absorption of fructose is impaired by deficient fructose carriers in the small intestine’s enterocytes. This results in an increased concentration of fructose in the […]

Sucrose intolerance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sucrose intolerance Classification and external resources Sucrose ICD-10 E74.3 ICD-9 271.3 OMIM 222900 DiseasesDB 29844 This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. Please help improve this article to make it understandable to non-experts, without removing the technical details. The talk page may contain suggestions. (November 2012) […]