What is gluten sensitivity?
Gluten intolerance is a fairly common problem. It is characterized by adverse reactions to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Celiac disease is the most severe form of gluten intolerance.It is an autoimmune disease that affects about 1% of the population and may lead to damage in the digestive system. However, 0.5–13% of people may also have non- Celiac gluten sensitivity, a milder form of gluten intolerance that can still cause problems.Both forms of gluten intolerance can cause widespread symptoms, many of which have nothing to do with digestion.
Here are the 14 main signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance.
3. Abdominal Pain
5. Feeling Tired
6. Skin Problems
8. Unexplained Weight Loss
9. Iron Deficiency - Anemia
11. Joint & Muscle Pain
12. Leg and Arm Numbness
13. Brain Fog
What is gluten?
Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. Gluten can be found in many types of foods, even ones that would not be expected. The Big Three that gluten is found in are wheat, Barley and Rye.
How is Celiac Disease Diagnosed?
There are two steps to finding out if you have Celiac Disease: testing and diagnosis. You should always consult with a physician experienced with Celiac Disease to ensure proper diagnosis.