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What's the difference between IBS and lactose intolerance?

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If you have lactose intolerance, it’s because your body doesn’t digest one specific type of food: the sugar in milk. If you have IBS, on the other hand, many things can be behind your symptoms. You can have both conditions at the same time, but they are two separate problems. 

From: Is It IBS or Lactose Intolerance? WebMD Medical Reference

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 04, 2018

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 04, 2018

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