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Glossary for Lactose Intolerance

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal cramps: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of muscle cramps that is located in the abdomen
  • Alcohol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alcohol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Amebiasis: An intestinal infection caused by a parasitic amebic organism. It is usually associated with poor sanitation.
  • Caffeine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to caffeine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Chronic diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is long-term, ongoing lose, watery and frequent stools.
  • Chronic digestive diseases: Any disorder causing ongoing chronic digestive complaints.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Flatulence: Passing wind through the anus
  • Food allergies: Immune over-reaction to an eaten food.
  • Food intolerances: Any inability to tolerate particular foods.
  • GAS: Excessive flatulence or belching from gas over-production.
  • Galactosemia I: A rare inherited disorder where deficiency of a particular enzyme (galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase) prevents the metabolism of galactose which is a sugar component of milk. Ranges from milk intolerance in mild cases to death in severe untreated cases.
  • Gastroenteritis: Acute stomach or intestine inflammation
  • Giardia: Contagious parasitic digestive infection
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Intestinal Conditions: Conditions that affect the intestines
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: Spasms in the colon wall
  • Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered.
  • Laxative abuse: When a person uses laxatives to excess
  • Malabsorption: Failure to digest nutrients properly
  • Malabsorption syndrome: is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream
  • Meal symptoms: Symptoms related to meals.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Premature Birth: Early delivery of a fetus (before 37th week).
  • Swollen belly: abdominal distension may be primary or secondary to an underlying pathology of the abdomen or any other system
  • Under-diagnosed conditions: Any medical condition that is undiagnosed
  • Whipworm: Any nematode of the genus trichuris

 

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