gluten-free has become more popular in recent years, there are still many
people who are unaware that they are allergic to gluten. Mild symptoms of a
gluten allergy often still go undiagnosed.
There are of course all sorts
of gluten allergy signs, but many are commonly misinterpreted and confused with
symptoms of other allergies and diseases. That’s why it’s important to know the
signs and if you are experiencing any of them, to cut glutenout of your
12 GLUTEN ALLERGY SIGNS YOU WOULDN’T
The most common sign of a
gluten allergy is any kind of trouble with digestion, from an irritable
bowel and stomach pain, to bloating and gas. Because your body can’t properly
digest the gluten, problems quickly arise.
A sensitivity to gluten can be
felt in the form of mild headaches or severe migraines. If you find yourself
getting headaches more often than normal, and especially after eating foods
with gluten, you should get checked out.
If you feel tired even when you
haven’t done anything, gluten intolerance could be why. Fatigue can be caused
by all sorts of different deficiencies and diseases, but a gluten allergy is
worth investigating further.
Often people suffering from a
gluten sensitivity feel as if they’re living in a fog and can be confused,
dizzy, and have difficulty concentrating. With the fast pace of life, it’s hard
enough to think clearly without gluten making things worse.
If your joints constantly hurt
it could be the result of a gluten allergy causing inflammation and swelling.
6.Weaker Immune System
If you get sick more often than
normal, it could be because a gluten sensitivity is weakening your immune
People living with an
intolerance to gluten are more likely to feel depressed, anxious, irritable,
and are generally more prone to mood swings.
Eczema, psoriasis, and
keratosis pilaris are all typical gluten allergy signs. Itchy red skin, bumps,
and rashes can appear just about anywhere and are commonly found on your
thighs, arms, and face.
A gluten sensitivity can
actually cause your teeth to decay, defects in your enamel, and canker sores.
Gluten intolerance can affect
your hormones, especially estrogen, causing irregular menstrual cycles, hot
flashes, and weight loss or gain.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU HAVE THESE
If you have any of these
symptoms or a combination of a few, you should talk to your doctor about
getting tested for celiac disease. However, even if that test comes back
negative, you may still be allergic to gluten and simply have a non-celiac
To confirm your sensitivity you
will have to try a gluten-free diet to see if your symptoms improve. It could
take a while for your system to be cleared of gluten, but if you are allergic,
you should notice an improvement in a few days.