Gluten allergy symptoms
Do you have any of these gluten allergy symptoms when you eat foods containing gluten?
The lastest research shows that 1 in 111 people in the US suffer from gluten allergies. Most of the time, a gluten allergy is a symptom of celiac disease. The symptoms are very similar and in both cases the patient should follow a gluten free diet.
Celiac disease affects an approx 1 in 133 people in the US and is primarily genetic. Celiac disease is not considered to be an allergy but a disease in which the part of the lining of the small intestine gets damaged over time. The person with celiac disease can not process food containing gluten properly; it is not recognized by their body and it treated as foreign substance.
What are gluten allergy symptoms I may experience?
The symptoms of a gluten allergy are not the same for everybody. Most times a person will experience symptoms almost immediately after eating food that contains gluten. The most common symptom of a gluten allergy or Celiac disease is digestive problems.
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- Bloating in abdomen
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Digestive tract problems
- Skin problems like acne
- Ulcers in the mouth
- Weight loss
How can I be certain that I have a gluten allergy or celiac disease?
The only way to be certain is to get a test done by your doctor. He or she will take a blood sample and run some tests from there.
In either case of a diagnosis of celiac disease or a gluten allergy your doctor will most likely recommend a gluten free diet. You will have to avoid all foods containing gluten. Soon after following the new diet or lifestyle as I like to call it your health should improve dramatically.
If you suspect that you have any of these symptoms make an appointment to consult your doctor.
Always make sure to always check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet.
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