Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Lactose Intolerance
Underlying conditions list:
The list of possible underlying conditions
mentioned in various sources
for Lactose Intolerance includes:
Other underlying conditions related to Lactose Intolerance:
Source: Diseases Database
Lactose Intolerance as a symptom:
Conditions listing Lactose Intolerance
as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.
For a more detailed analysis of Lactose Intolerance as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Lactose Intolerance.
Discussion of underlying conditions of Lactose Intolerance:
Some causes of lactose intolerance are well known. For instance,
certain digestive diseases and injuries to the small intestine can reduce
the amount of enzymes produced. In rare cases, children are born without
the ability to produce lactase. For most people, though, lactase
deficiency is a condition that develops naturally over time. After about
the age of 2 years, the body begins to produce less lactase. However, many
people may not experience symptoms until they are much older.
(Source: excerpt from Lactose Intolerance: NIDDK)
About underlying conditions:
With a diagnosis of Lactose Intolerance,
it is important to consider
whether there is an underlying condition causing Lactose Intolerance.
These are other medical conditions that may possibly
cause Lactose Intolerance.
For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis
or Overview of Misdiagnosis.