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Can someone get lactose intolerance later on in life?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sometimes lactose intolerance can develop, especially after a GI viral illness or in older adults.
Avoid lactose and see if it helps your symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes lactose intolerance can develop, especially after a GI viral illness or in older adults.
Avoid lactose and see if it helps your symptoms.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Along later in life

Most but not all young kids (other than asian and african americans) can tolerate lactose then develop lactose intolerance later in life.

In brief: Along later in life

Most but not all young kids (other than asian and african americans) can tolerate lactose then develop lactose intolerance later in life.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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