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Is there any cure for lactose intolerance?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Avoid dairy products.
Of all mammals, only humans consume milk in adulthood. The ability to properly absorb lactose decreases over time. Lactaid may be of some benefit but it is best to just avoid dairy if it bothers you.

In brief: Yes
Avoid dairy products.
Of all mammals, only humans consume milk in adulthood. The ability to properly absorb lactose decreases over time. Lactaid may be of some benefit but it is best to just avoid dairy if it bothers you.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Lactose issues
While lactose intolerance may be transient following a GI infection, for many people it is an ongoing issue for which there is no cure.
Good news is that it is fairly easy to treat with lactose free milk or acidophilus products. Also, most people are able to identify the threshold for having symptoms and may be able to tolerate small amounts of dairy.

In brief: Lactose issues
While lactose intolerance may be transient following a GI infection, for many people it is an ongoing issue for which there is no cure.
Good news is that it is fairly easy to treat with lactose free milk or acidophilus products. Also, most people are able to identify the threshold for having symptoms and may be able to tolerate small amounts of dairy.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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