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Is there a cure for lactose intolerance?

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There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but it usually helps to avoid milk, cheese, and other dairy foods. Some people with the condition can handle small amounts of them, while others have to cut them out completely. Your doctor or dietitian can help you figure out the right diet and suggest supplements that may help.

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Intro to IBS.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Lactose Intolerance.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Lactose Intolerance.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Lactose Intolerance,” “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

IBSClinic.org: “The Brain-Gut Connection.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) fact sheet.”

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Changes You Should Not Ignore if You Have IBS.”

NHS: “Lactose Intolerance - Treatment.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 14, 2020

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Intro to IBS.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Lactose Intolerance.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Lactose Intolerance.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Lactose Intolerance,” “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

IBSClinic.org: “The Brain-Gut Connection.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) fact sheet.”

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Changes You Should Not Ignore if You Have IBS.”

NHS: “Lactose Intolerance - Treatment.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 14, 2020

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