(HealthDay News) -- Lactose is a sugar found in milk and other
dairy products that some people have difficulty digesting.
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse offers
these suggestions for managing lactose intolerance:
For some people, slowly adding and gradually increasing the
amount of dairy products can help overcome lactose intolerance.
Amounts of dairy products consumed vary by person, depending on
when symptoms return.
Opt for lower-lactose dairy foods such as hard cheeses and
Use lactose-free milk and dairy products.
Over-the-counter tablets or drops may help aid lactose
digestion and minimize symptoms.
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