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What happens when a lactose intolerant person has lactose a lot without lactaid digestive enzymes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Gas,cramps,diarrhea

Lactose will case gas, produced by some bacterial action on the sugar, cramping, and loose stools.
The un-absorbed lactose acts as an osmotic agent and pulls water into the stool. It also produces a somewhat acidic stool that will produce a chemical burn on exiting the body.

In brief: Gas,cramps,diarrhea

Lactose will case gas, produced by some bacterial action on the sugar, cramping, and loose stools.
The un-absorbed lactose acts as an osmotic agent and pulls water into the stool. It also produces a somewhat acidic stool that will produce a chemical burn on exiting the body.
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