I’ve spent many years thinking I was gluten intolerant or perhaps sensitive to gluten. I once went on a gluten-free diet and felt better. Maybe you have too. Read these 10 signs you are gluten intolerant to see if perhaps you might be sensitive to gluten or not.
Are You Gluten Intolerant?
Many people suffer from Celiac disease and don’t even know it. You either must have a good doctor that knows about it, or you will need to pay the money for a gluten-free test. Be sure your doctor knows your exact symptoms. Also, be sure your doctor is knowledgeable about the gluten protein and how it affects your digestive tract.
As I mentioned above, when I went on a gluten-free diet my stomach was not as bloated, and I had more energy. Those two things were worth it to me. I also stayed away from fast foods.
10 Signs you are Gluten Intolerant or Gluten Sensitive
According to Dr. Amy Myers
- Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, and even constipation.
- Keratosis pilaris, also known as “chicken skin” on the back of your arms; This tends to be as a result of a fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut.
- Fatigue, brain fog, or feeling tired after eating a meal that has gluten.
- Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma or multiple sclerosis
- Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off-balance
- Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS, or unexplained infertility.
- Migraine headaches
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses show your conventional doctor cannot pinpoint the cause of your fatigue or pain
- Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees, or hips
- Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, and ADD
If anything, you can always go on a Mediterranean diet to see if that helps with the above systems. Because you can have a few of these systems and not at all be gluten intolerant.
Insert>>>> After years of thinking perhaps I was gluten intolerant, I am not. Although I may have most of these symptoms, I finally took the gluten test, and I am NOT gluten intolerant or sensitive. However, I still feel better when I do not eat wheat. I suggest before going gluten-free, you may want to invest in a gluten test. Not all gluten-free foods are healthy. Always read the labels.