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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.


Since you are not losing weight, you are probably absorbing most of the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in your diet. However, you may not be absorbing all of them. It is common for people to develop diarrhea when they include carbohydrates in their diet that are difficult to digest. One carbohydrate, lactose (milk sugar), can become more difficult to digest as you grow older.

Is your diarrhea most active after a meal that is heavy in cream, milk, cheese, or other dairy products?

Yes, milk or dairy products sometimes trigger my symptoms.

I have not noticed this, or I have eliminated milk from my diet.

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