What is the definition of lactose, lactase and food allergies?
R/ In the terms Lactose and Lactose the digestive system is involved.
– Lactose: It is a type of sugar found in milk and dairy products.
– Lactase: It is an enzyme that the body needs to digest lactose. Lactose intolerance is when the small intestine does not produce enough of the enzyme Lactose.
– Food Allergies: These involve the involvement of the immune system that fights infections, as it reacts disproportionately to the proteins contained in that food. The body cope with the invader and releases a number of chemicals such as histamine. Some people with food allergies can become seriously ill suddenly if they ingest, or even if they come in contact with the food to which they are allergic.
Milk allergy is not the same as lactose intolerance.