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lactose is a type of sugar found naturally in the milk of most mammals. Lactose intolerance is a condition characterized by symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, gas and diarrhea, which are. Lactose intolerance is just one of many things that can cause these symptoms. Being lactose intolerant just means you dont make enough of a certain enzyme that helps your body break down sugar. The main symptoms of lactose intolerance are abdominal discomfort or pain and watery diarrhea. A lactose challenge can help u determine whether a person is lactose intolerant or not. This test involves drinking half a glass of milk and seeing if symptoms develop. An estimated 30 to 50 million children and adults in the united states have a food intolerance condition called lactose intolerance, according to the university of maryland medical center. Seek care from your medical provider if you experience severe lactose intolerance symptoms, as they may be signs of other medical issues, such as an. Symptoms of lactose intolerance include abdominal pain abdominal swelling (bloating) flatulence (excessive wind) diarrhoea. If you are experiencing these symptoms and you are concerned, talk to your doctor. It is important not to eliminate dairy foods completely from your diet if lactose intolerance is suspected, as dairy foods are rich.