Most of the people who have gluten intolerance have never been diagnosed with that. Even 15% of the Americans suffer from some sort of gluten sensitivity or intolerance, if not celiac disease. What about you?
It is not easy at all to realize whether you are suffering from gluten sensitivity since there may occur the same symptoms as at some other health issue. It is necessary to mention that the symptoms of gluten sensitivity occur right after meals and usually don’t last for long. On the other hand, in some cases symptoms may last for several weeks or can even remain chronically, which leads to autoimmune illness diagnosis instead of gluten intolerance.
Here are some symptoms which can help you decide whether you are suffering from gluten sensitivity:
- Dizziness– dizziness and disbalance.
- Autoimmune Disease– In some cases gluten intolerance is found to be the root of rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto`s thyroiditis, Lupus, ulcerative colitis, Psoriasis and Multiple Sclerosis
- Chronic Fatigue– Fatigue, a feeling of being tired and a brain fog are other symptoms of this condition. Make sure you visit your doctor if you have chronic fatigue.
- Keratosis Pilaris– also known as “chicken skin”, usually appears on the back of arms and thigh. It is caused by deficiency of fatty acids due to gluten damaging the gut.
- Fibromyalgia– the reason of Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigues can sometimes be found in gluten intolerance, but people usually don’t realize that. Make sure you take gluten in consideration if you have this diagnosis.
- Persistent Headaches– persistent headaches or migraines are another possible symptom of gluten intolerance. They can also be symptoms of dehydration and other difficulties. If you are having a constant headache, make sure you visit the doctor.
- Routine Digestive Issues– one of the most noticeable symptoms are diarrhea, bloating, gas and constipation, which is especially common for gluten intolerance in children.