If You Have Any Of These Symptoms, You’re Gluten Intolerant!
Above 55 diseases are associated with an allergy to a mixture of proteins found in rye, barley, wheat and many other grains. This protein mix is known under the name gluten. From the group of people who suffer from gluten intolerance, approximately 99 percent are never diagnosed. Thus, we show you the most common signs that indicate the intolerance to this protein. Pay attention!
What Are The Symptoms Of Gluten Allergy?
If you notice any of these 10 symptoms, you should do an intolerance test.
- Digestive problems, such as diarrhea, bloating and constipation. Constipation usually occurs in children, immediately after eating foods that contain this protein.
- Keratosis pilaris or chicken skin, where the skin on the back of the hand is covered with red pimples. This may be a result of deficiency in fatty acids and vitamin A, accompanied by a lack of secondary fat absorption, caused by a damage to the intestines, triggered by
- Feeling tired or dizzy, especially after a meal rich in this protein.
- If you have a diagnosed autoimmune disease, you may be intolerant to this protein. These include rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis and scleroderma.
- Neurological symptoms, such as losing balance and dizziness.
- Hormonal imbalance, such as unexplained infertility or premenstrual syndrome.
- Repeated migraines or headaches.
- Diagnosed fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue.
- Swelling, inflammation or pain in the joints, especially in the hips, knees and fingers.
- Unexplained mood swings, anxiety and depression.
How To Test Intolerance To Gluten?
Visit your doctor and ask to do the following blood tests:
- IgG anti-gliadin antibodies
- IgA anti-gliadin antibodies (these are found in about 80 percent of people with Celiac disease)
- IgA anti-endomysial antibodies
- Total IgA antibodies
- Tissue Transglutaminase antibodies
However, these tests can fail sometimes. Thus, the best way to confirm intolerance to this protein is the elimination diet. Stop consuming the foods that contain it for about a month, and then start eating them again. What you should know is that the gluten protein is very large, and it can take several months or sometimes even years to remove it from your system. Thus, the longer you keep it out of your diet, the better.
How To Treat The Intolerance?
100 percent gluten elimination from your diet. This means a real 100 percent. Even traces of this protein, from dietary supplements, drugs or even cross contamination, may be sufficient to trigger an immune response in the body.
We also have the 80/20 rule, or ‘do not eat gluten when you are at home, and eat it only when we are out’. But, this is wrong. In 2001, an article revealed that people who consume this protein once a month, and are allergic to it, are raising the risk of health complications by 600 percent.