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Lactose Intolerance


Lactose intolerance is a common digestive issue, where a person is not able to digest or absorb lactose, the main sugar naturally found in milk and other dairy products. The condition cannot be cured, and treatment involves managing symptoms through dietary modifications and monitoring the intake of lactose. Due to restricted consumption of milk and other dairy products, people with lactose intolerance often have low levels of calcium and vitamin D but these can be strengthened through dietary intervention.

What symptoms should I look out for? Symptoms include: 

  • Gas (flatulence)
  • Stomach rumbling
  • Diarrhoea
  • Floating or foul-smelling stools
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Bloated feeling


What should I do if I suspect that I am lactose intolerant?

If you suspect that you may be lactose intolerant, it is advisable to visit your GP to rule out other possible causes of symptoms. Your next step will be to make an appointment with our dietitians so that they can accurately assess your symptom profile. Many people wrongly self-diagnose and risk deficiencies of essential nutrients.

How Can Spectrum Nutrition Help?

The first step is to assess your diet, lifestyle and areas for improvement. Through diet modification, our Dietitians can help you to identify triggers for your symptoms and help you to modify your diet accordingly.

Your Dietitian will also carry out a complete nutritional assessment, taking a diet history, body composition analysis including weight, BMI, waist circumference, body fat percentage, lean body mass, waist to hip measurement and more. You will receive:

  • A starter meal plan tailored to you
  • Recipe book to suit your dietary requirements
  • Tailored advice and action points

Our Fees

30 Minute Consultation €60
45 Minute Consultation €85
60 Minute Consultation €105
Students / Medical Card Holders Discount €10 Off

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We have locations in Dublin in the following areas:

We also can provide online consultations no matter where you are based.

Booking Your Appointment

To book your appointment please complete the below form or phone our patient services team, available Monday – Friday between 8am – 7pm, and Saturdays between 8:30am – 4:30pm. If your enquiry is urgent please phone the team at 01-6111740 and they will be able to assist you.

Request An Appointment With One Of Our Expert Dietitians Today

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  • All of our Dietitians are registered with CORU and are members of the INDI

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