Lactose is a protein found in most dairy products e.g. milk and cheese, and intolerance is a common digestive ailment. Symptoms may include nausea, bloating, excessive wind, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Lactose intolerance presents on a spectrum of severity, from those who can consume small amounts without becoming unwell, to those who cannot even tolerate milk in a cup of tea.

If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of a lactose intolerance, it may be helpful to keep a diary of the food you eat for 2 weeks before you visit your GP. At Midland Health, we can provide expert advice for diagnosing and managing lactose intolerance, including asking the right questions to ensure your symptoms aren’t caused by something else e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or inflammatory bowel conditions.

There is no cure for lactose-intolerance, but symptoms may be relieved with certain medication, and most people make changes to their diet.


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