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Lactose Intolerance During Pregnancy
As soon as a woman gets pregnant, she is showered with immense care, affection and of course, endless list of advices. Most of the time she is advised about her diet during pregnancy. The elderly ladies in the house can always be quoted laying importance on the intake of lots of ghee, dairy and milk products.
Well, they advised it because dairy products and milk are rich in calcium and help to build the baby’s bones while it's in the womb. But what if the lady in question happens to be lactose intolerant?
What is lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance is the inability of the body to digest lactose, the main element present in animal milk and other dairy products. This inability arises mainly because the body is not able to generate enough quantities of lactase, the element that digests lactose in milk and various other milk products.
The strange thing is that lactose intolerance can crop up all of a sudden during pregnancy. Lactose intolerance is known to come up during early pregnancy. If you were already lactose intolerant before you got pregnant, you must be aware of the symptoms. Most lactose intolerant patients develop a lot of wind.
Other symptoms that could make you uneasy are:
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE DURING PREGNANCY