According to reports it is estimated that above 15% of Americans are gluten intolerance or have celiac disease which is the consequence of this condition and that a large number of the population that are gluten sensitive or intolerant would live their lives without ever being diagnosed.
Below are seven symptoms that would help you know if you are gluten intolerant.
1. The Keratosis Pilaris
When gluten damages your gut it causes this condition which is also called – chicken skin, where the backside of your thighs and arms appear as the skin of a chicken with little bumps.
2. Having Persistent Headaches
While migraines and persistent headaches could be a symptom of a number of ailments, it is advisable to see your doctor immediately if your headaches don’t go away even after taking off-the-counter prescription.
3. It Causes Autoimmune Diseases
It is believed that gluten intolerance could be responsible to sudden cases of Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Scleroderma and Psoriasis.
4. Regular Digestive Problems
Bloating, frequent constipation, gas buildup and diarrhea are the most common symptoms of gluten intolerance as it damages the gut and causes numerous digestive problems.
5. Fainting Spells And Dizziness
Having frequent fainting spells and being dizzy more often than not could be an indication of gluten intolerance.
6. Having Chronic Fatigue
Being tired easily even after a good night’s rest could be a symptom of a simple condition or a severe one. It is advisable for you to visit your doctor if you are chronically fatigued as it could also be due to you being gluten intolerant.
7. Being Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia
In some cases there are those that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and these people are in fact gluten intolerant and do not know it.
In a situation that you are diagnosed with these two conditions then it is likely that you are gluten intolerant.
Source/Reference: Healthy Food Star