Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.
Symptoms of lactose intolerance usually develop within a few hours of consuming food or drink that contains lactose. They may include:
- flatulence (wind)
- bloated stomach
- stomach cramps and pains
- stomach rumbling
- feeling sick
Lactose intolerance is managed by reducing amount of dairy containing lactose in the diet, or by choosing lactose free dairy products.