Symptoms of lactose intolerance, do you recognize it

People with lactose intolerance often suffer from 5 symptoms

What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance? That is different for everyone, but in any case there are 5 symptoms that belong to a lactose intolerance. See if you recognize it in yourself!


How does your body react to milk?

If you have known for some time that you have a lactose intolerance, then you often know how your body reacts to milk or milk components. But if you don’t know you have a lactose intolerance yet, you sometimes look desperately for information. Where does that severe stomach pain come from? Why do I suddenly have to let go a lot? Why do I get diarrhea spontaneously?


Note: Hi, my name is Muriel and I enjoyed writing this article. Because I am Dutch, my English may not be optimal, but I do my best. Sorry for that. But I hope this blog article still inspires and informs you.


5 most heard symptoms of lactose intolerance

Below is therefore a list of complaints and symptoms that you hear many people with lactose intolerance say:


“I often have a swollen stomach with a lot of rumbling in the intestines”

“I have to let go a lot of winds, which are odorless in the beginning and then smell strongly. This can take hours”

“I get stomach pains with occasional cramps within 2 to 4 hours of consuming milk. Sometimes it is very light and other times it is very intense”

“I often sit on the toilet with diarrhea. Sometimes it takes a short time, sometimes a few hours.”

“I am occasionally nauseous and then have to vomit”

“I am often nauseous and sometimes I have to vomit or sometimes not”

“My intestines are clogged for a while after a period of complaints”

“I have a strange feeling of fullness in my stomach and not always hungry”

“I suddenly have such a big belly full of air that it looks like I’m 6 months pregnant”.


In short…

Flatulence, abdominal distention, abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea are the 5 most common symptoms of lactose intolerance. Do you have the same or different experiences with your lactose intolerance? Feel free to share it, so that many experiences become visible and many people can read information about it.


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