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is someone born lactose intolerant..or is it something you can become at any age??


Asked by alexis_06 at 3:05 AM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Health

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  • Both. You can be born with it and develop it later in life. Sometimes it follows Irritable Bowel Disease, Celiacs Disease, colon/intestinal surgery, an illness or a simple food allergy. Your body simply becomes incapable of processing/digesting the cow's milk protein. Fortunately there are a number of alternative products for those with a lactose intolerance.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:32 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Yes, you can just become lactose intolerant. You can also be born with it. GL!

    Answer by Glamourina at 3:09 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I wasnt born with it. I became that way when I was about 7 or 8 I think.

    Answer by lisa89j at 3:27 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Both.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:23 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • yeah i agree it can be either

    Answer by elizabiza at 8:17 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I became lactose intolerant during my second pregnancy and have been that way ever since.

    Answer by reigndrops12689 at 10:56 AM on Aug. 22, 2010