Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Intestinal Gas Guide
You have reported cramps or diarrhea, and you seem to be sensitive to milk products.
You may have problems digesting the milk sugar, lactose. It is common for people to lose their ability to digest lactose, so lactose intolerance could be one cause of your symptoms even if milk digestion used to be normal for you.
About Lactose Intolerance
Undigested lactose passes into your colon where it can nourish bacteria and ferment into gas.
Lactose intolerance can be managed with total or near-total avoidance of milk and dairy products. Some people improve symptoms by swallowing a milk digestion aid with meals called lactase (Lactaid).
Exit and review information on lactose intolerance.
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