Are You Living With Dairy Intolerance or Dairy Allergies?
September 7, 2010 | By Anita Jackson

Have you been experiencing uncomfortable digestive discomfort after eating? Maybe you get unusually gassy after enjoying ice cream, or perhaps you feel nauseous after eating a bowl of cereal for breakfast. You might be experiencing a dairy allergy or dairy intolerance, common in most people around the world.


Is Dairy Intolerance or Dairy Allergy the Culprit?



Certain foods are difficult for our bodies to digest. Dairy allergies are caused by a negative reaction of the immune system to one or more proteins found in cow’s milk.Lactose intolerance happens when enzymes in your body are unable to break down lactose sugar. If you're wondering whether you're experiencing dairy allergy symptoms or have a dairy intolerance, it's important to spend time experimenting with your eating habits. Try eliminating dairy from your diet completely, and see if your digestive system function improves. Then, add dairy back into your diet for a few days, and see if the dairy allergy symptoms or dairy intolerance returns.


Spotting Dairy Allergy and Dairy Intolerance Symptoms

Because they can be so intermittent, it's not uncommon for some adults to go many years without realizing the digestive discomfort they're living with is a direct result of consuming dairy products. Pay attention to your body's warnings, and note if you experience these occasional symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Sinusitis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Nausea



Confirming Your Dairy Intolerance or Dairy Allergies

Once you've realized that your digestive discomfort presents itself after consuming products made from animal milk, the best form of relief is to eliminate dairy products from your diet. If this is not an option for you, you can seek medical assistance to confirm if you're experiencing allergies or intolerance to dairy. Once this has been confirmed, you can proceed to discuss other options with your doctor.


Remedies for Your Dairy Intolerance or Dairy Allergies

If you choose to continue consuming dairy products although they result in digestive discomfort, there are other natural options for relief. Taking a daily probiotic supplement can support your natural defenses and help your body in the breakdown of dairy products.* If you'd like to experience better digestive system function, calm your dairy intolerance reaction, and reduce dairy allergy symptoms while being able to consume animal-based milk products, making probiotic supplements a part of your daily routine could make that possible.*

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