Lactose intolerance refers to the body’s inability to digest lactose.

Lactose is a natural sugar found in milk and other dairy products. 

The body uses the enzyme lactase to break down lactose into two simpler sugars, glucose and galactose. 

The most common symptom of lactose intolerance is abdominal pain and bloating. 

Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and gas.  

These symptoms usually occur within 30 minutes to 2 hours after drinking milk or other dairy products. 

There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but there are ways to manage it. 

The best way to do this is by avoiding dairy products altogether.