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Is the colon reaction to lactose intolerance the same as ibm?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: IBS? IBD?
Lactose intolerance is a digestive issue: decreased enzyme to digest milk sugar-can tolerate some, but above limit causes gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea because bacteria normally in gut ferment the undigested lactose.
Irritable bowel syndrome is more complex; may have some role with bacteria in bowel, fermentation products, etc, not exactly the same. Inflamm bowel disease very different.

In brief: IBS? IBD?
Lactose intolerance is a digestive issue: decreased enzyme to digest milk sugar-can tolerate some, but above limit causes gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea because bacteria normally in gut ferment the undigested lactose.
Irritable bowel syndrome is more complex; may have some role with bacteria in bowel, fermentation products, etc, not exactly the same. Inflamm bowel disease very different.
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