Lactose Intolerance

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What is Lactose Intolerance?

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, which is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.

What is it like to have Lactose Intolerance?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Lactose Intolerance and its symptoms?

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Who has Lactose Intolerance on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 11
20s 51
30s 62
40s 76
50s 48
60s 15
70+ 4


Distribution of females vs. males

79% Females
21% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 84
20-29 years 34
30-39 years 37
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 147
Not Diagnosed 67

These charts show data from Lactose Intolerance patients who have completed their condition history
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