Food intolerance/Food allergies – Gluten and Lactose intolerance
Over the past few years, Food sensitivity or food intolerance is on the rise. Initially, the average number of cases of intolerance in India was only 1-2 percent. But over the years it has been increasing constantly. There is a difference between Food allergies and food intolerance or food sensitivity, although some of the symptoms may be similar. In Fact, it can be difficult to tell food allergies and food intolerances apart
Food intolerance or food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food. This can lead to symptoms such as intestinal gas, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. A person with food intolerance will often experience discomfort soon after eating certain foods.
The two most common food intolerance found are Gluten and Lactose.
Gluten is a protein present in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten intolerance, also known as Celiac disease, is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system responds abnormally to gluten. With time, over the repeated use of gluten, the immune reaction to eating gluten creates inflammation that damages the lining of the small intestine. This leads to other medical complications. It also prevents absorption of the other nutrients (malabsorption). The classic symptom is diarrhea. Other symptoms include bloating, wind, fatigue, low blood count (anemia) and osteoporosis. But sometimes many people have no symptoms.
The other condition is known as Lactose intolerance. Lactose is a type of sugar (main carbohydrate) that is present in milk and other dairy products. Just like gluten intolerance, People with lactose intolerance don’t make enough of the enzyme lactase, which is needed to digest lactose. Common symptoms are stomach ache, gas, bloating and diarrhea.
You may develop one or both conditions at a time. Since intolerance is a complete food base condition, the diet has a major role in managing your health. Because the list of food which you can eat is very limited now, you need to know how you would be able to manage your nutritional balance with limited foods. If you do not eat an adequate and balanced meal your body will develop several food deficiencies and this may lead to major health conditions.
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Frequently Asked Question: Dietician in Delhi
No, when you eat something and it show signs of allergy after the full digestion and absorption of the food, while in intolerance your body is unable to produce certain enzymes to digest or absorbs certain food products.
If you have gluten intolerance then you need to change our staple food which does not include any wheat or other cereals. You can chose non gluten foods to eat.
You can include more rice, buckwheat, soya etc. Your body will be able to digest these.
Just like gluten, your body is unable to digest and absorbs Lactose which is a milk sugar. So when you drink milk your stomach got upset. This situation is different with different people, such as some cannot drink milk but can have other milk products and some cannot even have other milk products.
All lactose intolerant people might not have gluten intolerance but their signs are pretty similar. Bloating, leaky gut syndrome, stomach cramps, acid reflux, nausea, skin problems, and diarrhea are all common signs.
If you have coeliac disease, your dietitian will refer to the remove gluten from gluten allergy diet plan. Our dietitian provides expert guidance to help you handle the difficulties of living gluten free.
Be sure to eat foods in a lactose intolerance diet that contain vitamin D, such as eggs, and certain species of fish, if you are non-vegetarian. Some cereals and orange juice have combined vitamin D. Some milk products also have vitamin D within.