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Ayurvedic Treatment of Lactose Intolerant

Dairy Products are full of vital nutrients such as calcium and proteins. Sadly, about 65 percent of the human population gets lactose intolerant after the age of 3. Giving up on dairy is more than avoiding cheese from your hamburger and ice creams from brownies. It’s requisite to completely abstain from the consumption of dairy products. Due to this, people lose out on the nutrition. But, alternatives are always there to maintain nutrition and proper treatment can treat this condition. People resort to allopathic treatment to get a super quick relief but unfortunately, there’s no permanent cure of lactose intolerance in allopathy so it reoccurs.

 

What does it mean to be Lactose Intolerant?

 

Lactose is the sugar found in milk and many dairy products. Our body produces an enzyme called lactase to break down the sugar in dairy products(lactose) for absorption. People with deficiency of lactase are not able to digest the lactose present in dairy products. This makes them intolerant to dairy products. It is characterised by digestive problems such as bloating, gas, stomach aches, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.

 

Symptoms

 

Upon consumption of dairy products, the patient may experience some of the following symptoms.

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Gas which results in flatulence (farting)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating 

 

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Lactose Intolerance Triggers

 

Lactose is present in milk and all the other enlisted products which are prepared from milk. 

 

  1. Yogurt
  2. Cottage cheese and cheese spreads
  3. Heavy cream and ice cream
  4. Hot chocolate mixes
  5. Evaporated & condensed milk
  6. Buttermilk and instant soups
  7. Candies and chips 
  8. Pancake and cookie mixes
  9. Jellies and jams
  10. Processed breakfast cereals 
  11. Margarine 
  12. Salad dressings
  13. Baked items such as cakes, pies, muffins and biscuits
  14. Fudge, custard and pudding 
  15. Certain protein powders
  16. Syrups such as butterscotch and caramel
  17. Fruit smoothies made with yogurt
  18. Some medications 

 

Complications

 

Milk and other dairy products are rich sources of calcium, protein and vitamins which are requisite for the development of strong and healthy bones. If you’re lactose intolerant, then you have to abstain from the consumption of dairy products. Often, people get relief by avoiding dairy products so they do not seek a proper treatment and completely stop its consumption. Untreated lactose intolerance and low consumption of alternatives of dairy products can cause the following complications:

 

  •  Osteopenia 

It is a condition in which you have a very low bone-mineral density due to lack of vitamins and minerals. It can furthermore aggravate and lead to Osteoporosis.

 

  • Osteoporosis 

It is a condition when your bones become weak and brittle that you are prone to fractures due to breakage.

 

  • Malnutrition

Proper treatment along with consumption of substitutes of dairy products is essential to maintain the nutrition level. If you do not follow this, then you’ll be devoid of nutrients and get malnourished. Likewise, your wounds would take longer to heal and you may feel tired, depressed or fatigued most of the time.   

Ayurvedic Perspective Of Lactose Allergy

 

According to Ayurveda, lactose intolerance is a hypersensitive reaction towards dairy products leading to discomfort or in extreme case leading to shock which can be life threatening. A person is lactose intolerant if one or more of their doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) may be aggravated. If you have an imbalance of one of these doshas, Ayurveda recommends to abstain from the consumption of dairy products and improve your lifestyle habits. 

Management and Control Of Lactose Intolerance

 

Listed below are certain hacks for lactose intolerant patients.

 

  1. Eggs are free of dairy and are a good source of high quality protein so, consume it several times per week. 
  2. Always check out the label before buying any packaged foods. Watch out for ingredients like milk powder, milk protein, milk solids, nonfat dry milk, whey, whey solids or protein.
  3. Feel free to eat Italian & French breads, rice, potatoes, barley, other cooked grains, all fresh fruits & vegetables, dried peas & beans after cooking, nuts, soy bean, tofu, peanut butter, pasta, noodles and macaroni.
  4. Soy Milk is safe to be consumed.
  5. Add Curcumin i.e. Haridra to cow’s milk and start taking in  small portions of milk. Let your body adapt to milk.
  6. “Pipli Doogdh Paak” is another effective home remedy for lactose intolerance. Cow’s milk can be used for making a decoction. Boil Pipali (piper longum) in 1 cup of cow’s milk and 1 cup of water mixed together. Let it boil till 1 cup of milk is left. Strain and drink this potion.
  7. Refrain from the consumption of processed and packaged products.
  8. Abstain from incompatible combinations like milk with yogurts, fruits, veggies  (including leafy greens), fish, meat, salt and sour foods.
  9. A big no-no to drinking cold milk.
  10. Completely avoid consumption of dairy products i.e. ice-creams, frozen yogurt, cheese etc because they are very difficult to digest. 

Arogyam’s Ayurvedic Treatment of Lactose Intolerance

 

Ayurvedic Doctors at Arogyam have prepared a special formulation for lactose intolerant patients known as “Arogyam DFA”. It is a combination of rare herbs in a specific ratio according to our research work and ancient texts. You can get this special formulation at your doorstep followed by a free weekly consultation by our Allergy Experts.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Lactose Intolerance

Arogyam DFA (Granular powder)

  1. Polyherbal combinations
  2. Strengthens the gut and intestine
  3. Increases the digestive fire(Jatharagni)
  4. Increases the power to digest dairy products. 

Ingredients: Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Haridra(Curcuma longa),Kalmegh Churan(Andrographis paniculata),Bhumi Amla(Phyllanthus niruri), Pippali(Piper longum), Agnitundi Vati, Sitopaladi churna, Mandur bhasma(Ferric Oxide Calx), Praval Pishti(Coral Calcium), Shankha bhasma and Kapardak Bhasma.   

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