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

What do patients take to treat Lactose Intolerance and its symptoms?

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Who has Lactose Intolerance on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 274patients have this condition
  • 3new patients joined this month
  • 37say Lactose Intolerance is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 10
20s 55
30s 56
40s 72
50s 49
60s 14
70+ 4


Distribution of females vs. males

80% Females
20% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 82
20-29 years 36
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 145
Not Diagnosed 64

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