Intolerance to gluten is a condition that makes body react after taking gluten and symptoms include fatigue, or joint pains, depression, and also gastrointestinal problems.
Gluten presents in wheat products, cereals, bread, pasta, rye and barley.
The most severe gluten intolerance disease is Celiac disease and classified as an autoimmune disease that causes complications to small intestine. If one is celiac disease and consume gluten, it triggers abnormal immune response which directly attacks the intestines. This damage significantly minimizes body ability to properly absorb nutrients and can even result in long-term health complications.
People sensitive to gluten usually find symptoms disappear after eliminating gluten from their diet.
The most common warning signs of gluten intolerance:
- Skin Problems
Gluten has been linked to acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), burning, rashes and itchiness redness and even blistering. DH may be very dangerous condition- chronic disease of skin marked by groups of watery, itchy blisters( may resemble pimples or blisters).
- Exhaustion and Fatigue
Recent study examined correlation between fatigue or exhaustion and gluten intolerance. Medical experts think gluten intolerance parallels fatigue with inflammation and also de-allocation of body’s energy reserves.
- Abnormal function of the immune system
When intolerance to gluten occurs – antibodies have a counteracting effect on immune system, which is found primarily in gastrointestinal tract and saliva. Antibodies are body’s primary defense against colds, flues and also other illnesses. When these same antibodies counteract our immune system body is much more likely to contract such illnesses.
- Brain Fog Symptoms
This is subtle sign of gluten intolerance but should not be ignored.Publication ofThe Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry stated that gluten insensitivity is also neurological ailment.
It also stated that antibodies immunoglobins tend to react abnormal way to gluten and this reaction leads decreased cognitive functions.
- Sudden Weight gain
If suddenly person gain in weight without any obvious reason it could be that is gluten intolerant.
This is because of prevalence of two known side effect of gluten intolerance- gut permeability and malabsorption.
Exclude gluten from regular diet in order to get back in normal.
- Dental problems
“BMS Gastroenterology” has published a study that there’s a link between gluten intolerance and condition called “aphthous stomatitis”- linked to mouth ulcers and canker sores. Because of the malabsorption, gluten intolerant people have low levels of calcium –mineral of vital importance for oral health.
- Joint and Muscle Aches
Did you know joint pain and inflammation are of gluten sensitivity? The inflammatory effects spurred on by gluten intolerance is reason for muscle pain also. There is study that reveals relation between two diseases. Also, Arthritis Foundation has published findings which link arthritis and joint pain to gluten sensitivity.
- Headaches and Migraines
Medical experts claim that migraines are common in gluten-intolerant people. One recent study has found that gluten intolerant people have greater chances to suffer from a migraine, compared to those who are not intolerant.