When you suddenly get lactose intolerant with having celiac…
You wonder, are they connected?
Oh Yes! Damn they are…
Celiac and Lactose Intolerance go hand in hand, When I say this, it reminds😏 me of the offer you normally get in stores, buy 1 get 1 free… 😉😜
Ironic enough that seems to be the way it is, because it’s all about small intestine after all 😇
So let’s start from the start….
In general terms, if I say so, Lactose is a kind of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.
When do you Face Lactose Intolerance with Celiac?
Lactose intolerance in celiacs is caused due to the deficiency of an enzyme called lactase which is produced by the cells lining the small intestine that comprises of the villi and microvilli.
As we all know that when a person is just newly diagnosed with Celiac, the villi and microvilli in their small intestine gets damaged, and hence they are not capable of catching and breaking down the lactose molecules.
Does Celiac induced Lactose Intolerance heal?🙄
Yes possibly it can, hurray, good news for those who just got celiac and are Lactose intolerant.
Nevertheless the symptoms of Lactose intolerance can continue for a long time after celiacs have gone on 100% gluten free diet. As the villi and microvilli damage can take 6 months to upto two years time to heal completely🧐!
(And remember that’s different from those lactose intolerants who have inherited a genetic predisposition leading to develop a shortage of the enzyme lactase🤪)
So, as a celiac patient when you get Lactose intolerant, you still need your calcium intake on point, right? 🙄
No room for Malnutrition….😏
So, you can include more food choices rich in calcium like broccoli, salmon and spinach!
And remember, you can always have nut milk, like almond milk or Cashew nut milk or walnut milk or rice or even oats milk and of course coconut milk!
“Always be stress-free and live each day as it comes to heal faster, Lactose intolerance will Go away when it is caused due to celiac, someday for sure”.
“Stay happy, Stay Healthy!”