What is lactose intolerance?
This is a condition that makes it difficult for your body to digest milk and other dairy products. Those who are lactose intolerant may experience abdominal pain, gas, and diarrhoea if they consume milk-based food and beverages.
This is usually caused due to a lack of insufficient amount of a particular enzyme that is responsible for breaking down lactose. Further, certain infections that might be the result of conditions such as food poisoning, can inhibit the effectivity of this enzyme. This, however, is only temporary.
People who are allergic to dairy products may experience the same conditions, however here, the body reacts to the protein in the milk, rather than the sugar.
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