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 Don’t Let OTC Solutions Damage Your GI Tract

Don’t Let OTC Solutions Damage Your GI Tract

by Shearly (SU)
In our previous post, we discussed disorders which impact the digestive system. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract plays an integral role in this system, acting as the pathway that takes food from the mouth, through the esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines, before the body extracts the nutrients it needs and then passes the residual waste.

Can You Become Lactose Intolerant?

Can You Become Lactose Intolerant?

by Rismary Cabrera
Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of a key enzyme, known as lactase, that helps to break down dairy products in your GI tract. Lactose intolerant people have a hard time digesting lactose, a kind of naturally occurring sugar found in milk, cheese and other dairy products. Some people develop a more serious dairy intolerance than others. You can become lactose intolerant at any age.

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