Hi folks, hope someone can help me here. I am 59 years old. Since a child I have had problems with dairy products and some years ago I was having more symptoms so had my blood tested. This showed a severe intolerance of eggs, a moderate intolerance to all dairy products and a minor intolerance to a few other things that I don't eat anyway. I avoid eggs and everything I eat or drink is lactose free. I have horrid symptoms if I have any dairy by mistake.
Fast forward to a few months ago when I started getting heartburn etc and lost half a stone without trying. Yesterday I had a gastroscopy and the consultant said there was loss of the normal villous pattern in the first part of my bowel, he has taken biopsies and said I may be coeliac. I am also having a CT scan on Sunday.
My question is, has wheat always been the problem and the damage to my villi has caused my lactose intolerance? I have suffered with a reaction to milk since I was a baby. Also, what is the difference between wheat allergy, gluten intolerance and coeliac disease? Sorry for all the questions!