HEALTH : Side Effects Of Consuming Milk.

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 Lizzy Adie. |10:30am|16th April |

    Downing a few glasses of milk a day is an easy way to get your recommended three cups of dairy a day, but it is possible to overdo it.  from weight gain to stomach upset, the side effects of milk are varied, and some people never experience no problem even if they drink milk with every meal. 
    If you choose your milk from the whole fat section of the dairy case, you could be unwithingly adding excess calories to your diet that could lead to weight gain. Whole milk contains 149 calories per cup, while skim milk has just 91 calories per cup.  So switching to skim is a good strategy if you suspect that frequent milk consumption maybe affecting your weight. 
     Some people have lactose intolerance, a condition in which the body the body can’t breakdown lactose, the primary sugar in milk. The symptoms of lactose intolerance include ; nausa, abdominal cramping, gas and diarrhea. These side effect develop between 30minutes and two hours after Consuming milk. This condition develops overtime, so even if you could drink milk without side effects when you were a child, you could develops lactose intolerance in adolescence or aduldhood. Some people experience lactose intolerance symptoms even if they have only a few sips of milk, while others can drink a glass or two before experiencing symptoms. 
   A milk allergy isn’t the same thing as lactose intolerance. Instead of having problems digesting milk, some one with an allergy actually has an immune response to the protein in the milk.  Symptoms of a milk allergy include wheezing, coughing, throat tightness, upset stomach, itchy eyes, Vomiting, hives and swelling. The symptoms typically starts within a few minutes after Consuming milk, although they can sometimes develop up to two hours later. In severe cases, someone with a milk allergy may develop anaphylactic reaction, a life threatening condition that requires immediate medical intervention. 
Milk can affect iron absorption and reduce the effectiveness of iron supplements. While this is generally not a major health issue for adults, small children who consume too much milk can become deficient in iron and might develop anemia. For this reason, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDCP) recommend that babies under 12 months old should not be given cow’s milk at all and children under 5 should not be limited to three or fewer 8-ounce servings of milk per day. 
      
      Coiled from www.livesstrong.com.