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10 Top Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

By on August 16, 2015

I haven’t had any bread in 6 months and my Fibro is almost gone. I know that I have made many changes and they all add together. This is only one. Read and see what you think.


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The symptoms of gluten intolerance (also called gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease when it’s in its most severe form) can range from no symptoms to life threatening or debilitating chronic health problems and anywhere in between. Diagnosing gluten sensitivity can be a difficult process for medical professionals because these symptoms are usually not consistent from person to person.

According to Katrina Plyler, the following 8 signs might mean that you are gluten intolerant:

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1Gastrointestinal effects

2. Malabsorption of vitamins

3. Skin rash

4. Migraines

5. Joint pain

6. Lactose intolerance

7. Chronic fatigue

8. Fibromyalgia

According to Dr. Amy Myers, the following two symptoms can also be added to the list:

1.  Neurological symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance

2. Hormone Imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility

According to The Examiner, the following five signs can also mean that you are gluten intolerant.

1. You still have breakouts even though you are an adult:

The skin is our largest organ, and its appearance can be an indicator of some health issues. This might be the reason why Dr. Alessio Fasano, from the University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research, believes that persistent acne can be a sign of inflammation from gluten that can affect other organs.

2. You wake up feeling tired, and you feel that way throughout the day:

If you constantly feel tired in the morning and have trouble waking up, even though you go to sleep at some normal time and don’t stay up too late, then maybe you need to make some changes in your diet. According to studies, gluten-filled diet can induce fatigue in a person with gluten intolerance, and it can disrupt the person’s sleep patterns and create a feeling of general malaise.

3. You suffer from mood issues, anxiety, depression, or ADD.

A gluten intolerance or allergy cannot simply create anxiety or depression, but they are known to be able to make symptoms worse. A 2010 study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) cited “significant concerns about increased rates of psychological symptoms and mental disorders in patients suffering from Celiac Disease.”

4. You have joint pain in your hands, knees, or hips:

Pain in the joints can be a sign of several different autoimmune diseases. Unless you do exercises with heavy weights, run a lot, or have arthritis, the inflammatory response from gluten intolerance can be one of the reasons your system is triggering a reaction in your joints.

5. You have frequent headaches and migraines:

Migraines can be caused by various factors, and there are many cases when the cause cannot be discovered. According to some studies, there is a connection between an increased rate of headaches and migraines in Celiac patients, compared to the general population. Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, UK) performed a study in 2001, and he documented patients actually lessening their migraine symptoms by following gluten-free diets.

Gluten has also been linked to more than 55 diseases!

The New England Journal of Medicine published a review paper in which it listed the 55 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten. The list includes osteoporosis,

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