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 53
30s 63
40s 79
50s 50
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 86
20-29 years 37
30-39 years 39
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 150
Not Diagnosed 69

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