[Effect of a lactose-free diet on irritable bowel syndrome].

Schöfl, R, Ferenci, P, Vogelsang, H and Gangl, A (1993) [Effect of a lactose-free diet on irritable bowel syndrome]. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 105 (12). pp. 342-5. ISSN 0043-5325

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Pathological lactose-H2-breath test is a frequent finding in patients with suspected irritable bowel syndrome. We found it in 33 of 55 patients (60%) with chronic non-specific abdominal symptoms. Follow-up examinations after 15 months (mean) exhibited that lactose-free diet relieved symptoms in 57% of these patients completely or nearly completely. In contrast, only 12% of the patients without lactose malabsorption showed equal amelioration on the various unspecific diets and medications. The lactose-free diet succeeded particularly in young patients and patients with a short history of complaints. Therefore, we recommend lactose-H2-breath test in all patients with suspected irritable bowel syndrome for optimizing therapy.
Item Type: Article
Divisions: Ordensklinikum Linz Elisabethinen > Interne 4 - Gastroenterologie & Hepatologie, Stoffwechsel & Ernährungsmedizin, Endokrinologie
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rainer Schöfl
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 12:32
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2019 12:32

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