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Lactose Intolerant
This is the inability to digest large amounts of lactose, this inability results from a shortage of the enzyme lactase. Lactase breaks down milk sugar into simpler forms that can then be absorbed into the bloodstream. When there is not enough lactase to digest the amount of lactose consumed, the results, although not usually dangerous, may be very distressing. While not all people deficient in lactase have symptoms, those who do are said to be lactose intolerant. Symptoms include nausea, cramps, bloating, wind, and diarrhoea which begin about 30 minutes to two hours after eating or drinking foods containing lactose. The severity of symptoms varies according to the amount of lactose each individual can tolerate. The treatment for this is relatively easy as you can control symptoms through diet.

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