I feel like the title 'Surviving With Lactose Intolerance' sums up what this blog post is going to be all about. I will warn you now that it might be a little 'TMI'-y so I would read this at your own will.
If you have been reading my blog/have been following me on social media for a while then you will know that I am lactose intolerance and being lactose intolerance does include some problems so I thought that it would be best for everyone to know what happens when you're lactose intolerant.
So lactose intolerance is mainly where the stomach can't digest lactose (the sugar found in dairy products) due to the stomach not having enough lactase (the enzyme which breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose which can be easily absorbed into bloodstream) therefore lactose stays in the stomach and ferments with bacteria which slowly turns lactose into gas and well gas comes out via flatulence.
The main problem with eating lactose when being lactose intolerance is well your stomach not digesting it which means stomach cramps that feel like someone is stabbing you from the inside which means that you end up wincing randomly in public. One of the other big problems within the stomach is well flatulence as the stomach is trying to digest it which doesn't happen which means that gas happens which means either constant or quite distinct smelling farts which are quite embarrassing if someone buys you a lactose dish when out together or anything of that sort.
There's also things that personally happen such as having major breakouts happening mainly near the chin area which means that you slowly look like something out of a war genre film which isn't pretty at all. There's feeling sick after eating a small amount of lactose which makes you instantly regretting wanting comfort food and many other things.
There is things such as lactose free things and cutting out lactose but the problems doing that are that lactose free products are kinda expensive for me personally and cutting out lactose and dairy all together doesn't go well when my hormones decide to make me want a massive bowl of Mac & Cheese and a big bar of chocolate and the fact that there is things such as milk powder in things that you wouldn't expect to have milk powder in.
(I know that I have said that lactose free things are expensive but I am tempted to fork out to get to a participating Sainsbury's to try the new lactose free Gary range!)
Do you know anyone who is lactose intolerant? Let me know down below!
I hope you have enjoyed my post all about what happens when you're lactose intolerant. I hope that you're having a great day and that you come back for the next post!