Many people find themselves experiencing a myriad of symptoms that drive them insane and they never seem to go away. Many of those people are gluten intolerant or gluten insensitive.
Gluten sensitivity or intolerance is a condition that causes a person to react after ingesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Symptoms vary widely and can include gastrointestinal problems, joint pain, fatigue, and depression. – WebMD
Some of the symptoms of gluten intolerance are:
1. BRAIN FOG
Brain fog can be subtle in nature. Brain fog can be one of the more perplexing symptoms of gluten intolerance, simply because a number of different things can cause it. However, it is a commonly mentioned symptom from people suffering from gluten intolerance.
2. UNEXPECTED WEIGHT GAIN
The sudden, unexplainable weight gain is a common cause of many gluten-intolerant people, generally, resulting from the inability to absorb food properly in their gut and general inflammation. These symptoms are triggered by gluten. Those who suffer from gluten intolerance and take gluten out of their daily nutrition are often able to revert back to a healthy weight level.
3. ABNORMAL IMMUNE FUNCTION
Immunoglobulin A is an antibody that plays a crucial role in the immune function of mucous membranes. The amount of IgA produced in association with mucosal membranes is greater than all other types of antibody combined. In absolute terms, between three and five grams are secreted into the intestinal lumen each day.
When one is sensitive or intolerant to gluten, IgA antibodies have a counteracting effect on the immune system. IgA antibodies are found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract and saliva, and are the body’s primary defense against colds, flus and other illnesses. When these antibodies counteract our immune system, we’re much more likely to contract such illnesses.
Gluten sensitivity can bring about dental issues
4. DENTAL PROBLEMS
Recurrent mouth ulcers and canker sores. Additionally, due to malabsorption, gluten sensitive individuals frequently have exceptionally low levels of calcium – a very important substance for healthy teeth.
Gluten intolerance can bring about debilitating headaches
5. HEADACHES AND/OR MIGRAINES
Migraines are often agonizingly painful headaches that can be debilitating. Migraines seem to be far more common in gluten-intolerant people than in the general population. Medical studies have shown that gluten intolerant people have a much greater chance of getting plagued with chronic headaches or migraines.
6. SKIN PROBLEMS
The malabsorption properties caused by gluten intolerance affect many areas of the body, including the skin, our largest organ. Gluten has been linked to acne, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis herpetiformis. Symptoms include burning, redness, rashes, itchiness and even blistering. DH is a particularly damaging condition, defined as: “a chronic disease of the skin marked by groups of watery, itchy blisters that may resemble pimples or blisters.
7. JOINT AND MUSCLE ACHES
Joint and muscle pain are often due to the inflammatory effects spurred on by gluten intolerance.
According to WebMD: “Joint pain and inflammation are common symptoms of gluten sensitivity.” And research does show links between the two diseases. The Arthritis Foundation has also published findings that link arthritis and joint pain with gluten sensitivity.
8. FATIGUE AND EXHAUSTION
Medical professionals believe that gluten intolerance parallels fatigue through inflammation and the de-allocation of the body’s energy reserves.
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