Milk is much more than just a drink; it’s a cultural phenomenon that can be traced back thousands of years. And still today, the milk myth resonates loud and clear. Many varieties of cow’s milk exist, such as whole, skim, pasteurized and unpasteurized milk.
Milk is made from ingredients other than cow’s milk include goat, rice, almond and soy. Lactose, a sugar found in cow’s milk, causes side effects in the digestive system. Here are some side effects of milk.
Nausea: According to report nausea occur as the stomach become irritated from the milk lactose, one may experience vomiting along with the nausea. The milk lactose can irritate the stomach causing nausea. It is one form of lactose intolerance, wherein people begin to have digestive problems immediately after consuming milk or milk products.
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Diarrhea: Occurs when the intestines cramp and the solids are pushed out of the rectum quickly. The lactose an ingredient in cow’s milk causes much of this side effect, this side effect will stop when one stop drinking it. One may still experience diarrhea for a couple of days as the side effect lessens, ask doctor for an alternative to the milk product.
Gas: Comes from the irritation of the lactose occurring from the cow’s milk in the digestive system, the stomach may get larger and your pants may feel tighter. Your belly may also seem rounder, this bloating should stop when you stop drinking milk.
Milk is perhaps the most common self-reported food allergen in the world.
Abdominal bloating: Abdominal bloating happens as a side effect of the lactose content in cow’s milk. This happens when it moves through the large intestine without getting properly digested. Bloating, another form of lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine fails to produce enough amount of an enzyme called lactase, which is required for the breakdown of lactose. It may occur when the lining of the stomach becomes irritated from lactose found in cow’s milk, the breaking down of lactose may cause stomach irritation and intestines may cramp.
Anaemia in toddlers: Cow’s milk has a very low content of iron. And since infants consume lots of milk, they end up getting less amount of iron. One more way of how cow’s milk causes anaemia in toddlers is by the the occult intestinal blood loss in toddlers.