Are you allergic to gluten?

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Considering the fact that a lot of people go through their entire life without realizing their gluten intolerance, we bring you a few signs which will help you recognize if you are one of them?

More than 55 percent of diseases are connected with allergy to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and many other foods. It has been estimated that 99 percent of people who are gluten intolerant have never even noticed it.

How to know are you allergic?

If you have experience any of the following symptoms, then you are probably gluten intolerant:

– Digestive issues like bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Constipation usually happens to kids, and it occurs immediately after they eat gluten.

– Keratosis pilaris, (also known as chicken skin at the back of your hands). This is a known effect from fatty acids and lack of vitamins.

– Feeling tiresome, dizziness or you feel tired just after you ate.

– Autoimmune diseases like IBD, lupus, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, scleroderma or multiple sclerosis.

– Neurologic symptoms like dizziness or felling of losing balance.

– Hormonal imbalance like PMS or unexplainable infertility.

– Migraines and headaches.

– Inflammation, swelling or pain in joints like fingers, knees or hips.

– Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.

– Felling anxious, depressed or experiencing mood changes.

How to test your gluten allergy?

One and only and also the best way of determining a problem would be the elimination diet. Get that gluten out of your body for couple of weeks and then introduce it again. You should have in mind that gluten is very powerful protein, so it could take months if not years to get it out of your system. So the longer you stay away from it, the better.

How to treat gluten intolerance?

Getting the gluten out 100 percent would be the safest bet, and we do mean 100 percent. Even the traces of gluten in medicines or some food additives can be enough to trigger immunologic reaction in your body.

Even though some suggest that you eat it occasionally, it is only a delusion. Article published back in 2001 claims that those who consume gluten once a month and yet they are allergic to it, are increasing their risk of death for 600 percent.

It can be tricky to find out if you are allergic to this protein but if you pay close attention to your diet, you’ll be able to notice the changes in your body. If your body has issues with this protein then the safest bet would be to avoid it altogether even though it can be hard.



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