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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.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Colitis: What’s the Difference?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Colitis: What’s the Difference?

by Rismary Cabrera
Irritable Bowell Syndrome or IBS is much less serious than colitis. The main difference between IBS and ulcerative colitis is the amount of damage done to the bowel. Both colitis and IBS can present with pain, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea, IBS is caused by muscular contractions along the bowel. Although irritable bowel syndrome is not dangerous, it can be bothersome and painful.

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