Most of people who suffer from gluten intolerance will never find out and 15% of Americans suffer from some type of gluten sensitivity or intolerance if they are not diagnosed with celiac disease. Do you want to find out whether you have this problem? Read about 7 signs and find out!
1. Keratosis Pilaris
Other name for this condition is “chicken skin” and usually occurs on the backside of the arms and thighs. The main cause for this condition is lack of fatty acid, which is result of gluten damaging the gut.
2. Persistent Headaches
Continuous headaches and migraines are also symptoms of gluten intolerance. They can be also caused by dehydration and some types of disarrays. Anyway, you must visit your doctor if your headaches aren’t stopping.
3. Autoimmune Diseases
Certainly not in all cases, but in some cases, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Psoriasis have been found to be rooted in gluten intolerance.
4. Routine Digestive Issues
Some of the most common symptoms of gluten intolerance are gases, diarrhea, bloating and persistent constipation. Constipation is the most common symptom in children.
Also, other symptoms of gluten intolerance are dizziness and feeling off balance.
6. Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue can be a result of various factors. For instance, it can be caused by something really serious, as HIV, and on the other hand, it may also be a result of something not that severe, as dehydration.
In the case of gluten intolerance, you may also experience fatigue, exhaustion, especially after consuming food which contains gluten, or brain fog. Yet, you must consult your doctor in the case of chronic fatigue as he needs to discover its cause and prescribe a proper treatment.
Patients who were diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are gluten intolerant but they don’t know yet. In case you have such diagnosis, you should know that you are gluten intolerant as well.