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The symptoms of lactose intolerance can range from bloating to nausea. Those who are lactose intolerant tend to deal with most of the symptoms. They also don't require much lactose to trigger a reaction. Lactose intolerance can make eating anything with dairy a miserable experience, and often requires careful dietary examination or exclusions.

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1. What is Lactose Intolerance?

Lactose intolerance isn't an allergy. It is a common digestive condition where your body has difficulty processing lactose. Lactose is a type of sugar that you find in dairy products like milk and cheese. If you're lactose intolerant, you'll usually develop symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, and sometimes pain within an hour or so of consumption. It's a common misconception that it's normal to bloat or have stomach aches after milk.

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