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10 Signs and Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

Jaclyn Hughes

Remember when you were a child and every adult around you strongly pushed milk as the beverage of good health for string bones and teeth? While milk has lots of protein and vitamin D, it may not always be easily digested by everyone. Many went for years as children not knowing they had trouble processing dairy products until they were older and more science behind the epidemic was becoming increasingly clear. Fast forward to 2016, now there are roughly 65% of the population living with some form of lactose intolerance, with some 90% of those that reside in East Asia.

Having lactose challenges can equate some tricky eating restrictions, especially for little ones and parents. Coming up with creative ways to get around traditional foods that incorporate dairy items an be tough, but with the success of resources such as Pinterest, there are now millions of free recipes, and tricks to getting in the meals you love without compromising your dairy intolerance.

Someone with a lactose issue can experience many symptoms and learning the warning signs can be the most critical piece to maintain healthy digestion.

Here are the top 10 signs and symptoms of having a lactose intolerance:

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