Lactose intolerance is very common. It is not a serious disease, but it can be annoying for everyday life.

 

What is lactose?

Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products such as yogurt and cheese. 

 

What are the symptoms of intolerance?

Symptoms include abdominal swelling, loss of appetite, diarrhoea and anaemia.

 

What if I am lactose intolerant?

  • If you are lactose intolerant it does not necessarily mean that you cannot eat any food with lactose. Everyone’s body is different. Some people will not be able to eat any food with lactose and others will be able to eat some.
  • Food that contains lactose can be replaced with lactose-free products. 
  • If you have any questions about your diet, it is best to see your doctor.