Why do some people get it?There are two types of lactase deficiency and it appears that people who have the sort known as "primary" may have inherited the gene that causes it. Their bodies usually begin to produce less lactase after the age of two, but often they don't notice any symptoms until they're adolescents or adults.
How do you know you're lactose intolerant?If you have frequent symptoms like stomach cramps, abdominal pain, wind, diarrhoea and nausea, then there are several tests your doctor can perform to diagnose lactose intolerance.
- Processed meats
- Salad dressings
How do you get enough calcium if you can't eat dairy products?
- Salmon and other fish with soft edible bones
- Bok choy
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