Are you lactose intolerant?
Do you feel unwell after drinking milk, or eating ice cream? If your body reacts negatively after you consume dairy products, you might be lactose intolerant.
According to Dr. Desmond Leddin, a board member of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF), individuals with this condition lack the enzyme lactase, which breaks down and helps absorb lactose, the sugar found in milk products.
If lactose isn’t digested properly, it can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms in the colon, and throughout your body. It’s been estimated that more than 7 million Canadians are affected by lactose intolerance. Could you be one of them? Here are eight signs that you might have lactose intolerance.