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Lactose intolerance test kit

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Lactose Check™ - allows anyone to test themselves for lactose intolerance simply and safely at home - you could have an answer in just 15 minutes.

The Lactose Check™ pack can help you find out whether a lactose intolerance could be triggering your symptoms using a method similar to that used in many UK hospitals but with the convenience of being able to test with only a finger prick blood drop and in your own home without lengthy waits in out patient departments. The pack provides sufficient materials to perform the test successfully.

Do you have lactose intolerance?

The symptoms of lactose intolerance will occur after eating or drinking a substance that contains lactose such as milk. The severity of symptoms will depend on the amount of lactose that you have eaten or drank and varies from person to person. Some people may be able to drink a glass of milk without having any symptoms whilst others may feel unwell after just a small amount of milk in a cup of tea. Lactose intolerance should not be confused with dairy allergies to milk products.

Common symptoms

What causes lactose intolerance?

Lactose is a sugar found in milk and products made from milk. In healthy people, the lactose is digested by an enzyme called lactase found in the upper intestine. Lactase digests the milk sugar into two simple sugars called glucose and galactose which can be absorbed easily into the blood stream.

How common is lactose intolerance?

Around 1 in 15 people in the UK do not produce sufficient lactase enzyme and are unable to digest lactose from milk and dairy products. Undigested lactose is not absorbed from the intestine causing diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal pain and wind. Some people with coeliac disease may also suffer from lactose intolerance due to the damage caused to the intestine by gluten found in wheat, rye and barley.

A simple and reliable procedure to check for lactose intolerance used in hospitals is to give the patient a drink of lactose in water and look for an increase in blood sugar levels over the next hour. A rise in blood sugar indicates that lactose has been converted into glucose and that the lactase enzymes are working normally. No increase in blood sugar levels suggest that the patient could have a lactose intolerance.

How does Lactose Check™ work?

Health Check Shop® have simplified this standard hospital procedure by only needing a finger prick drop of blood. This means the test is safe and convenient for you to do in your own home and you could get an answer in as little as 15 minutes.

The Lactose Check™ pack contains;

What will my result tell me?

The Lactose Check™ pack will show you whether you are likely to have a lactose intolerance or not. If you have a positive result it is important that you discuss your results with your doctor or a qualified dietician before changing your diet.

If your blood sugar levels rise significantly within 60 minutes of ingesting a lactose drink, such as milk, then you are unlikely to have a lactose intolerance. Blood sugar levels remain more or less low and constant and do not rise significantly if you have a lactose intolerance. Don’t worry if this sounds confusing at first - our health check experts can help you understand your results once you have completed the test.

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Lactose Check

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