Could dairy equal diarrhea?

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According to medical experts, the No. 1 food associated with excess gas is dairy, especially as you age. For some people, dairy can also cause diarrhea.

Let’s face it. Gas is not a comfortable “issue” (pun intended?) at the best of times – and it can be really embarrassing if you are in a group of people and can’t control it.

Point is, as we get older, most of us lose the ability to absorb lactose, the sugar present in milk. This results in gas and bloating and often, diarrhea.

If you suffer from too much gas after you consume dairy products, there are remedies you can look at. Begin by opting for lactose-free or low-lactose milk. Active culture Yogurt is another option as it may not cause problems.

Recent research also shows that probiotics, which are active bacteria cultures in yogurt can relieve flatulance, particularly if you suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Of course, gas is one of the main symptoms of IBS.

What if you can’t go without milk? Or even cheese? You can try the enzyme lactase, available as non-prescription tablets or liquids to help you digest lactose.


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After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I write to collect smiles and donate to charities. I share stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.

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