Signs that you are gluten intolerant

Gluten can be a cruel, cruel mistress.  It’s part of many of the best things in  life like cake, bagels, pizzas and pasta,  but can end up making some people sick.  Hi viewers and welcome back to Bestie! Gluten intolerance is a fairly common problem. It  is an autoimmune disease that affects about 1% of  the population. It occurs when your body cannot  tolerate the gluten found in wheat, barley or rye.  It causes an autoimmune response which  damages the lining of the small intestine.  More than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten. The main problem is that gluten intolerance  remains undetected in most cases. In fact,  it’s estimated that 99% of the people who  have gluten intolerance are never diagnosed.  But there are certain signs that can help you  determine whether or not you’re gluten intolerant.  

And in today’s video, we will tell  you what they are. From anemia,  rashes, migraine, fatigue to brain fog and more,  watch till the end to learn about all of them. Bloating And Stomach Pain: Bloating  generally refers to the feeling of the  stomach being swollen or full of gas  after you’ve eaten. It is one of the  most common complaints of patients who  are sensitive or intolerant to gluten. There can be a myriad of reasons for abdominal  discomfort. If you regularly experience this  pain directly after eating gluten without any  other apparent causes, you may be intolerant. What foods cause bloating every time you  eat them? Tell us quickly down  below in the comments section! Anemia: Iron-deficiency or anemia is a well  documented symptom of gluten intolerance in  scientific studies. In fact, research suggests  that it may often be the first noticeable symptom  and that up to 75 percent of those  with anemia may be gluten intolerant. Gluten intolerance can interfere with the uptake  of iron from food, causing malabsorption.  Rash: Dermatitis may occur if you have gluten  intolerance. Antibodies released from gluten  deposit under the first layer of skin,  causing groups of watery, itching blisters. 

 This condition may be the only sign  of gluten intolerance in some people. Symptoms include patches of itchy skin  that are often painful to the touch.  Skin problems commonly develop on the elbows,  knees, buttocks, face, scalp and shoulders. Fatigue: Gluten causes the destruction  of tiny fingerlike projections  inside the small intestine called villi, in people  with celiac disease. Villi are essential for  nutrient absorption. When too many are damaged,  malnourishment and lack of energy may occur. You may experience bouts of fatigue or  suffer from long-term, chronic fatigue  with gluten intolerance. Once a gluten-free  diet is established, villi are often able  to heal and nutrient absorption increases  which may help relieve fatigue over time. Bone Problems: Thinning bones and  osteoporosis may occur in people  with a long-standing history of undiagnosed  celiac disease. This is due to a lack of  calcium absorption. You may experience  other joint problems, including joint  pain and arthritis. Children with undiagnosed  celiac disease may suffer from stunted growth.

Leg or arm numbness: Another surprising symptom of  gluten intolerance is neuropathy, which involves  numbness or tingling in the arms and legs.  This condition is common in individuals with  diabetes and vitamin B12 deficiency. It can also  be caused by toxicity and chronic alcohol misuse. However, some research suggests that individuals  with celiac disease could also be at a higher  risk of developing neuropathy due to  the presence of certain antibodies. Interested yet? Make sure you  join our millions of followers,  and hit that “subscribe” button  for all our great Bestie content! Migraines: Headaches are one of those nondescript  symptoms that can go along with a wide variety of  medical problems. However, migraines that  are combined with daily stomach issues,  low iron and a skin rash paint a different  picture. And if it starts within an hour or  two of eating food that contains gluten, it’s  highly indicative of a gluten sensitivity. Lactose Intolerance: Gluten intolerance is  also sometimes found coinciding with lactose  intolerance. This is an inability to break  down a sugar called lactose that’s found in  milk and other dairy products. If you know  you have trouble digesting dairy combined  with other symptoms on our list, it might  be time to think about eliminating gluten.

Digestion issues: Digestion  issues such as gas, diarrhea,  and constipation may also point to gluten  intolerance. If you’re experiencing any  of these symptoms regularly after eating  gluten, you should definitely take note. The majority of people who are  gluten-sensitive regularly experience  diarrhea, which can lead to larger issues  like dehydration and fatigue. That said,  one of the best things you can do is to be aware  of how your body responds to certain foods. Unexplained weight loss:  An unexpected weight change is often a cause  for concern. Although it can stem from various  reasons, unexplained weight loss is a common  side effect of undiagnosed gluten intolerance. In a study of gluten intolerance patients,  two-thirds had lost weight in the 6 months  leading up to their diagnosis. The weight  loss may be explained by a variety of digestive  symptoms coupled with poor nutrient absorption. Depression and anxiety: Anxiety disorders  are believed to affect approximately 33%  of people worldwide. Anxiety involves feelings  of worry, nervousness, unease and agitation.  It often goes hand-in-hand with depression.  Individuals with gluten intolerance seem to  be more prone to anxiety and depression than  individuals without any underlying conditions.

In one study, up to 40% of individuals with  self-reported gluten intolerance stated that  they regularly experienced anxiety. They usually  feel better with a gluten-free diet and want to  continue it, even if their digestive symptoms  aren’t entirely resolved. That suggests that  gluten exposure on its own may induce feelings  of depression, regardless of digestive symptoms. Dental Problems: Discolored  teeth, frequent mouth sores,  or enamel defects are oral signs of gluten  intolerance. In some cases, recurring canker  sores may even be the only noticeable symptom. And  as many as 25% of sufferers report having them.  You may also notice yellow or brown spots on  your teeth or pitting and ridges on the surfaces.  Children with celiac disease are prone to  dental caries or even delayed tooth eruption. Unfortunately, some oral problems—like diminished  enamel—are irreversible. But going gluten-free can  often prevent further damage and, in certain  cases, improve the condition of the mouth. Apart from going gluten free, there are many other  ways you can improve the health of your teeth.  Learn more of what we are talking about by  watching “11 Ways To Strengthen Your Teeth” Now, back to Surprising Signs  You’re Gluten Intolerant Brain Fog: There is no medical definition of  foggy brain, but you likely know how it feels.  Being tired even though you just woke  up, thoughts coming to you slowly,  tripping over your words and trouble  concentrating are a few signs of it.  

Symptoms may also include forgetfulness,  headaches, anxiety and confusion. On a cellular level, brain fog is  believed to be caused by high levels  of inflammation and changes to three  primary hormones: dopamine, serotonin,  and cortisol. According to a study, those  dealing with chronic fatigue, celiac disease,  gluten intolerance symptoms or other food  allergies are most likely to experience this. Fibromyalgia: Some experts believe  fibromyalgia is a symptom, not a disease.  v. Essentially, the body thinks gluten is an  enemy and will send out antibodies to destroy it. Those antibodies destroy the lining  of the stomach and intestines.  Just like with joint pain, the inflammation  could present itself in any part of the body.  If a doctor told you that you have fibromyalgia,  try eliminating gluten and see how you feel. Is there a formal way to  diagnose Gluten Intolerance? It is essential to ensure first that a more severe  condition, such as celiac disease or a wheat  allergy, is not present if gluten intolerance is  suspected. Taking a blood sample, which is then  analyzed to detect the presence of antibodies,  could indicate celiac disease or a wheat allergy.

Symptoms may also include forgetfulness,  headaches, anxiety and confusion. On a cellular level, brain fog is  believed to be caused by high levels  of inflammation and changes to three  primary hormones: dopamine, serotonin,  and cortisol. According to a study, those  dealing with chronic fatigue, celiac disease,  gluten intolerance symptoms or other food  allergies are most likely to experience this. Fibromyalgia: Some experts believe  fibromyalgia is a symptom, not a disease.  v. Essentially, the body thinks gluten is an  enemy and will send out antibodies to destroy it. Those antibodies destroy the lining  of the stomach and intestines.  Just like with joint pain, the inflammation  could present itself in any part of the body.  If a doctor told you that you have fibromyalgia,  try eliminating gluten and see how you feel. Is there a formal way to  diagnose Gluten Intolerance? It is essential to ensure first that a more severe  condition, such as celiac disease or a wheat  allergy, is not present if gluten intolerance is  suspected. Taking a blood sample, which is then  analyzed to detect the presence of antibodies,  could indicate celiac disease or a wheat allergy.

Once a doctor has ruled out a more serious  condition, it can still be difficult for  them to confirm whether gluten intolerance  is present, as there are no tests for this. The most common method people use  to determine if gluten intolerance  is present is to reduce or remove  gluten and monitor any changes.  It can help to keep a food diary and record what  foods you’re consuming and what symptoms follow. Are Gluten Intolerance and Wheat Allergy the same? No, these two are not the same. When a person has  a wheat allergy, their body reacts to a protein  in wheat, which could be more than just gluten.  A wheat allergy can cause life-threatening  symptoms. Anyone with this allergy who ingests  wheat requires immediate medical attention.A person with a wheat allergy may develop  hives, swelling and breathing difficulties.  In severe cases, anaphylaxis may develop.  This serious reaction causes blood pressure  to fall, and the person may lose  consciousness or stop breathing. While an allergic reaction requires urgent  care, an intolerance is not immediately  dangerous. However, it can cause discomfort  and may affect a person’s overall health. One of the most common symptoms of  gluten intolerance is digestion issues.  

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