Lactose Intolerance

If you have lactose intolerance it means that you cannot digest foods that contain lactose—the sugar found in milk.


Symptoms of lactose intolerance include


  • Gas
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal bloating and tenderness


While lactose intolerance is not serious, it typically helps to avoid foods with lactose, or take medications to help digest lactose. Your doctor can test to confirm and diagnose your lactose intolerance.


If you do need to avoid lactose, a calcium supplement might be needed.

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