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What can I take to treat severe symptoms of lactose intolerance besides lactaid?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

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Lactose intolerance occurs in those who have loss of the enzyme that digests lactose in their intestines.
If you consume it and have no way to digest it, gut germs will creating extra gas & acid which triggers cramps. Lactaid is just the enzyme that is missing, which can reduce symptoms, but many don't take enough to match their lactose intake. Either take more lactaid or consume less lactose.

In brief: Options

Lactose intolerance occurs in those who have loss of the enzyme that digests lactose in their intestines.
If you consume it and have no way to digest it, gut germs will creating extra gas & acid which triggers cramps. Lactaid is just the enzyme that is missing, which can reduce symptoms, but many don't take enough to match their lactose intake. Either take more lactaid or consume less lactose.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid lactose

Try avoiding lactose all together.

In brief: Avoid lactose

Try avoiding lactose all together.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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