It seems more and more people are finding that they are intolerant to gluten but often they don’t realize gluten is even the problem until they have exhausted multiple options looking for the right answers. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and it has become associated with over 50 known diseases. It’s been estimated by the United States Government that upwards of 15% of Americans have a gluten intolerance and are never properly diagnosed. So, what are the gluten intolerance symptoms you should be on the lookout for?
Many times gluten intolerance shows up in digestive problems such as constipation, bloating and diarrhea. Among children constipation seems to be the one symptom that occurs more often. Another issue that can present itself after eating a gluten products is fatigue, a feeling of tiredness that you just can’t seem to shake and isn’t associated with your normal sleep routine. Keratosis Pilaris, also known as chicken skin, is a serious sign of gluten intolerance. Keratosis Pilaris results in a vitamin A & D deficiency related to the stomach and is usually caused by gluten intolerance. There are also neurological symptoms such as dizziness and feeling off balance that have been related to gluten intolerance.
Inflammation in the joints as well as mood issues are also classified as symptoms of gluten intolerance. It seems like a lot of these symptoms can be vague or unrelated to gluten so if you have been experiencing one or multiple symptoms it very well could be related to gluten. In order to know for sure you need to track everything you eat and see exactly how much gluten you have been ingesting. Talk with your doctor to see what information he has and together you should be able to pinpoint if you have a gluten intolerance problem.