There's no cure for lactose intolerance, but most people are able to control their symptoms by making changes to their diet.
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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.
Lactose intolerance is where you cannot properly digest lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and dairy products.
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