Any person is likely to become lactose intolerant, depending on his or her life and actions. Those who can not imagine a meal without cheese, milk cream, milk itself, as well as no desert without ice cream and such, tend to overdo it and might get themselves into risk of becoming lactose intolerant. Other causes for getting this condition might be intestinal injuries and also you might be lactose intolerant since birth. What ever the cause might be, one must be ready to completely change his or her lifestyle when it comes to eating, if long and pain-free life is what he or she is after.
How to know if you are lactose intolerant? It is quite easy to tell when you cannot digest lactose any more. Severe pain and nausea shortly after in taking any dairy products followed by an instant need to go to the bathroom and either have bowel movement or vomit are all clear signs that the warning comes down from your stomach. If the pain returns, being the same every time you eat dairy products, visiting your doctor is a must, since, most likely, he or she will confirm you that you are lactose intolerant and suggest a new diet which will not cause you any problems andpain.
The hard part for all people having this condition is living with it. In most cases people who become lactose intolerant like dairy products very much and most often that brought them to where they are. It is very hard to give up on something you could not imagine your diet and life without. The haunting smells of cheese, the wonderful colors of ice-cream on a hot summer day are all those things that make people having this illness suffer. But, for the sake of one's health, one must change his or her life and changing the diet drastically comes with it.
However, this may not be the case. There exist numerous over-the-counter medications which help lactose intolerant people with digesting their favorite food. Many people have confessed that they have used them desperately without ever hoping to succeed and to their surprise the pain never came, even though they had a large portion of their beloved ice-cream or such.
For some people this might be a revolutionary cure, but bear in mind that it might not work for you just the same. Consulting with your doctor and asking him or her for opinion on the drug you think might help is a very good start. With the doctor's help with choosing the right drug, maybe the sweet smell of cheese is not so far from your grasp.