Diagnosing Lactose Intolerance
Individuals who regularly experience digestive discomfort could be lactose intolerant. Symptoms range from a rumbling stomach and cramps to flatulence and diarrhoea, all experienced within two hours of consuming dairy, dairy products or other products which include lactose in the ingredients.
Those with lactose intolerance can be born with this intolerance or, far more commonly, it develops at a later age.
Typically, lactose intolerance results from the natural decline in the body’s own lactase production after weaning, but it may also occur as a side-effect of various digestive diseases.
However, lactose intolerance can be mistaken for a range of common misdiagnoses or even cows’ milk allergy.