Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.
Lactose intolerance is where you cannot properly digest lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and dairy products.
Symptoms of lactose intolerance may include farting, stomach cramps or diarrhoea a few hours after having food or drink containing lactose.
Lactose intolerance is caused by your body not producing enough lactase, a substance that helps you digest lactose.
You can control the symptoms of lactose intolerance by avoiding food and drink containing lactose.
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