Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down the lactose (milk sugar) in dairy products, due to a deficiency of the enzyme, lactase.  Symptoms include fatigue and gastrointestinal difficulties (e.g., malabsorption, flatulence, abdominal distension, watery stools).  On a world-wide basis, most … Continue reading

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition whereby stools are liquid and movements are frequent.  It can be caused by bacterial infection from food poisoning (“turista”), from deficiencies of disaccharidase enzymes, or from irritation of the colon.  In acute diarrhea, especially in infants, … Continue reading