Gluten intolerance is a very common digestive problem. There are varying degrees of gluten intolerance, and everything from celiac disease to non-cellulosic gluten sensitivity can lead to a variety of adverse effects following gluten consumption.
Celiac disease affects about 1% of the population, but remains largely undiagnosed. Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune disease that is an immune response to eating gluten that can seriously damage the lining of the small intestine.
If anemia is not treated, it can lead to another autoimmune disease and serious health problems such as anemia, osteoporosis, infertility, and neurological disorders. Anyone with chronic digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or excess gas should be tested for celiac disease.
Non-cellulosic gluten sensitivities cause a wide range of symptoms, many of which appear in organs away from the gut, such as the brain and skin.
10 Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance:
Digestive problems such as bloating and excess gas
Migraines and headaches
Skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema
A foggy mind
Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Joint and muscle pain