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How are lactose intolerance and bloating related?

If you feel bloated after eating or drinking dairy products, they may be related. You may be lactose intolerant. This means your body cannot digest enough of the lactose-rich foods you eat, such as milk or cheese. You may want to try lactaid or other over-the-counter medications that aid lactose digestion.

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
When you are lactose intolerant, you might not have adequate amounts of lactase (an enzyme that helps us digest lactose). Undigested lactose leads to excess build up gas, stomach cramping, and bloating.

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