The protein called gluten, which is present in wheat, rye, and barley, has been associated to more than 55 disorders. According to estimates, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity account for 99% of cases that go undiagnosed.
Additionally, it’s estimated that up to 15% of Americans have a gluten intolerance. Perhaps you are one of them.
You may have gluten intolerance if you experience any of the symptoms listed below.
Digestive problems such bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and gas. After consuming gluten, I see constipation, especially in toddlers.
Chicken skin on the back of your arms, or keratosis pilaris. This is typically brought on by a lack of fatty acids and vitamin A as a result of fat malabsorption brought on by gluten harming the gut.
Tiredness or mental fog after consuming a gluten-containing meal.
The identification of an autoimmune disease, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Neurologic symptoms include vertigo or a sense of unbalance.
Hormone abnormalities including PCOS, PMS, or idiopathic infertility
Headaches from migraines
Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis. These diagnosis merely show that your traditional doctor is unable to identify the root of your discomfort or weariness.
Joint discomfort, swelling, or inflammation in your fingers, knees, or hips.
Mood disorders like ADD, anxiety, and sadness.
How to test for gluten intolerance?
have discovered that performing an elimination diet, eliminating gluten from your diet for at least 2 to 3 weeks, and then reintroducing it to your diet are the best approaches to identify whether you have a gluten sensitivity. Please keep in mind that gluten is a very large protein and that it can take months or even years for it to be completely eliminated from your body. The longer you can go without it before returning it to your diet, the better.