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Lactose Genetic Testing

Lactose Genetic Testing

The European population is found to be intolerant to lactose, the sugar contained in milk and its derivatives, in a very high percentage. The average number of test-positive individuals in Italy is about 60%: this means that for every 10 patients entering a nutrition professionals’ clinic, at least 6 have C/C genotype at position -18910 of the lactase gene and thus test positive.


What are the symptoms of Genetic Lactose Intolerance?

The Symptoms of Genetic Lactose Intolerance are the most varied but also the most unexpected, ranging from classic gastro-intestinal manifestations to symptoms that are difficult to ascribe, at first approach, to an intolerance.


Here are what are the Most common symptoms of genetic lactose intolerance:

  • Constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • swelling,
  • Recurrent cramps,
  • chronic headache,
  • Skin manifestations such as acne,
  • Muscle and/or joint pain,
  • tiredness and fatigue.

Once this condition is identified, it can be treated through targeted nutritional intervention.


Why is it important to take the Lactose Intolerance Genetic Test?

Performing this test is important in order to have a accurate investigative tool in case of the onset of typical symptoms of this disease.

Given the high percentage of positive subjects it often happens that patients without any apparent symptoms turn out to be Genetically lactose intolerant. Again, testing becomes critical in putting in place preventive strategies to avoid the onset of symptoms in the future.

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