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    Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance means that your body can't digest lactose, a sugar found in dairy products. It causes gas, belly pain, and bloating. You can reduce the discomfort by avoiding milk products, using reduced-lactose products, or taking a supplement that helps you digest lactose.

    Lactose intolerance isn't the same as a milk allergy.

    Last Revised: June 28, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology

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