A 41-year-old female asked:
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what is making me lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Decreased lactase : You body is not producing enough lactase enzyme to digest lactose. You can take lactaid or similar product with dairy products to help.
Answered on Dec 8, 2013

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