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This article was originally published by Health Homestead.
Let’s start by a scary thought: 99% of people with gluten intolerance and celiac disease are never diagnosed? Why?
Because people mostly ignore their gluten intolerance symptoms and hope for the best.
Another scary thought: Out of all diseases, 55 have been linked to gluten, and as much as 15% of the population in the US is gluten intolerant. Are you one of them?
What is Gluten Intolerance?
In almost 80% of cases, celiac disease is linked with gluten sensitivity.
Years ago, doctors dismissed gluten sensitivity as a condition, but have recognized it as a legitimate condition in past years.
What happens when you have celiac disease?
Since it is autoimmune condition, celiac disease affects your digestive system and often results in inflammation of the small intestine.
When consuming gluten, patients with celiac disease show abnormal immune response, often resulting in inflammation.
There are also cases when patients react badly to gluten, even though they have tested negative for celiac disease.
Gluten sensitivity doesn’t damage your intestines, so, at least, you are covered there.
Gluten Intolerance Symptoms
- Keratosis Pilaris. This condition is also known as “chicken skin” and occurs on the back of your arms. Gluten intolerance is only part of the problem, the other part is deficiency in vitamin A and fatty acids
- Gas, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and other digestive issues. Constipation is the easiest symptom to notice, especially in children after they consume gluten food
- Dizziness, feeling of being off balance and similar neurologic symptoms
- Fatigue or feeling of being tired after consuming gluten food is another gluten intolerance symptom
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disease also happen as a result of gluten intolerance.