Lactose intolerance

Liam Love, age 6

Definition

Means that your body can't digest lactose, a type of natural sugar found in milk and dairy products

Symptoms

  • Usually begin 30 to 2 hours after eating or drinking a milk product
  • Bloating, gas, rumbling lower stomach, throwing up

Foods to stay away from

Foods that are good for lactose intolerant

  • Spinach
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Almonds
  • Dark green leafy vegetables

Long term effects and treatment

  • It can lead to osteoporosis
  • Bone disease
  • Take lactose out of your diet
  • Calcium and vitamin D supplements