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Signs and Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

Wondering why everyone is talking about gluten intolerance? It’s probably because this type of sensitivity is linked to over 55 diseases. That’s right, over 55 diseases are potentially caused by something as simple as the food you consume, and most people don’t know and probably never will know that their disease is curable by simply switching over to the gluten-free diet.

Gluten sensitivity can be self-diagnosed. You can identify whether you are sensitive to gluten by avoiding gluten in your diet for more than a week. If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms improving, it might be because you have a gluten sensitivity.

Digestive Issues

Most people with a gluten sensitivity experience digestive issues. Symptoms like bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and stomach aches are all very common in those with gluten intolerance. The conditions are especially common in children and usually occur immediately after consuming gluten-rich products.

Keratosis Pilaris

This is a skin condition that is also called ‘chicken skin’. The back of your arms become bumpy like the skin of a chicken. While this skin condition can be caused by a fatty acid deficiency or vitamin deficiency, it is very likely caused by your gluten sensitivity because your small intestine is damaged and your body isn’t able to absorb the nutrition it needs.

Fatigue or Tiredness

Fatigue, tiredness, brain fog, and struggles with concentration or a lack of energy after consuming gluten are all symptoms of gluten sensitivity.

Autoimmune Disease

Diseases like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, and more can result from your gluten sensitivity.

Neurologic Symptoms

Gluten sensitivity can also result in neurologic symptoms like lightheadedness or dizziness.

Hormonal Imbalances

Gluten intolerance makes it hard for your body to absorb needed nutrition, and as a result, your body might not produce all the hormones it needs. Hormonal imbalances such as infertility, PMS, and more can be a sign of gluten intolerance.

Headaches

People who suffer from gluten intolerance frequently struggle with migraines and headaches. If you cannot find an obvious cause for your headaches such as diabetes, blood pressure issues, stress, or tension, then it might be gluten sensitivity.

Body Pains and Aches

Pains and aches in your body and body parts such as joints, hips, and knees, as well as pain in your stomach and gut, can also be a sign that you might be suffering from gluten sensitivity.

Inflammation

Bloating is one of the more common symptoms of gluten intolerance, but many people with a sensitivity to gluten also experience inflammation. Inflammation can be detected in all areas of the body including feet, hands, knees, and joints.

Mood Problems

Gluten intolerance also causes mood imbalances. You can suffer from anxiety, depression, and mood swings if your body is fighting gluten.

There are quite a few signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance. These symptoms can make it hard for you to identify whether you have the condition or not. One way to know for sure is by visiting a doctor who can test you for gluten intolerance. But the easiest way to test for this sensitivity is by switching over to gluten-free foods from Gluten Free 4 U for at least one week. If you notice an improvement, then you will know what to do to get your life back on track and to live healthily once again. Check out some of our products online or stop in to see us today.

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