it destroys slowly the body. And most of times patients aren’t even aware of the danger of its consumption. That’s why, I advise you to check these 9 signs, in order to know if your body has a gluten sensitivity.
1- Problems with the digestive tract :
Sensitive people always mention symptoms associated to intestines, like: nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and sometimes constipation. The problem with these symptoms is that they’re often associated to other diseases. And that patients are mistakenly diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). So, people don’t receive the proper treatment and they keep suffering from the symptoms.
2- Unexplained weight changes:
The inflammatory processes at the cellular level and metabolic disorders caused by Gluten intolerance, can lead to both weight loss and to weight gain. And the sudden change in weight is accompanied with other diseases especially with malabsorption.
3- Hormonal Imbalance:
Gluten intolerance is the reason of hormonal disorders, mainly recognized among women. These disorders appear as an irregular menstrual cycle, sudden weight change, PMS (Premenstrual syndrome), and sleep disorders. Also, the hormonal failures caused by Gluten sensitivity are amplified many times during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
4- Problems with the central nervous system:
As a result of the symptoms of gluten sensitivity, we find problems in concentration, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue. People with gluten intolerance easily lose their train of thought and have poor concentration. The results of many studies, showed that an allergic person to gluten is more prone to migraines than other people and he can experience a headache just 30-60 minutes after eating.
5- Skin and nails problems:
Two main skin conditions are directly related to gluten intolerance: hair keratosis and herpetiform. But there are other symptoms like itchiness and rashes that can appear on your hands, torso, face, buttocks, elbows, and hairline. Furthermore, we can mention weakened and brittle nails, and skin irritations (mimic eczema).
6- ADHD :
ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a symptom of Gluten intolerance, which manifest in both children and adults. People with this disorder have a short attention span and problems with self-control, and only a gluten-free diet can help reduce it symptoms.
7- Poor condition of the teeth:
Gluten intolerance lead to malabsorption of the necessary elements and minerals in the intestine, including “Calcium”. Consequently, allergic people face problems with the teeth and oral cavity like: hypersensitivity of the enamel and cavities. So, if you take care of your teeth, but still notice some issues, the reason may be caused by your gluten consumption.
8- Iron deficiency anemia:
Iron is poorly digestible with gluten intolerance. And very often, Celiac disease is diagnosed because of iron deficiency anemia. Its symptoms are: reduced blood volume, fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, pallor of the skin, mucous membranes, and even arthritis.
9- Autoimmune diseases:
Gluten intolerance is directly related to the autoimmune system and its diseases. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, in which, after that the gluten enters the intestine, the immune system attacks its own cells. Moreover, this autoimmune disease increases the risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, like autoimmune thyroiditis, autoimmune liver disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
After discovering the signs of Gluten sensitivity, it is compulsory to know how to treat this sensitivity.
1. Get tested. But you have first to include gluten in your diet to see its influence and avoid inaccurate results. By the examination of your blood sample, the doctor will look for antibodies normally present in the blood of people with Celiac disease.
2. If you’re sure that you are allergic to Gluten, eliminate it from your diet, it’s contained in: Wheat, rye, bulgur, flour, semolina…etc. And always check the composition of the products and look for those which contain “gluten-free”.