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Signs of Gluten Sensitivity & Gluten Intolerance

gluten intoleranceSensitivity to a certain type of food can be hard to determine at times. Symptoms could also be attributed to a variety of other issues.

 

Being gluten intolerant is certainly not uncommon in the U.S. In fact, more than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that 99% of people with a gluten intolerance are never diagnosed.

 

What is gluten?

Gluten is the protein composite found in foods containing wheat and related grain species such as barley and rye.

 

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to consuming gluten. Individuals with Celiac Disease that eat foods containing gluten will trigger an immune response in the small intestine. These reactions will produce damaging inflammation over time that damages the lining of the small intestines and prevents absorption of certain nutrients.

 

This intestinal damage will cause weight loss, bloating and possibly diarrhea. Eventually, this will cause your brain, bones, liver and other organs to suffer from lack of nourishment.

 

What are symptoms of gluten intolerance?

  • Stomach and digestive issues such as gas, bloating, queasiness, cramping, constipation and diarrhea

  • Headaches and/or migraines

  • Chronic fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); fatigue after each meal

  • Keratosis Pilaris- a common skin condition causing rough, red patches

  • Senses of dizziness or the feeling of imbalance

  • Symptoms similar to CFS from Fibromyalgia- muscle and connecting tissue aches and pains

  • Emotional issues such as anxiety, irritability, depression and mood swings

 

These symptoms are certainly not specific to gluten intolerance. These are common to other health issues and diseases. It’s important to get tested.

Being tested against a food panel can be done at your local ARCpoint Lab. If you’re in the Worcester area, come by today for allergy testing and gain peace of mind by knowing for sure.

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  1. June 11, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I didn’t know that your labs did testing like this! Awesome that I can go without doctors orders if I decide I want to find out if I have a gluten allergy. Great post!

  2. June 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    It seems like being gluten intolerant is getting more and more exposure. It’s a good thing too if so many people go without knowing.

  3. June 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    All of this sounds horrible. I would hate to see something like this hit anyone I know.

  4. June 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    That sounds like some pretty serious symptoms. Very scary.

  5. June 13, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    There are so many diseases that are food related. This one sounds pretty bad.

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