It’s been said that the vast majority of people who have a gluten intolerance will never be diagnosed and that as much as 15% of Americans have some type of gluten sensitivity or intolerance, if not celiac disease. Are you one of them?
Here are the 7 subtle signs of gluten intolerance to look for:
- Otherwise known as “chicken skin” that’s commonly found on the backs of arms and your thighs is the result of fatty acid deficiency caused by gluten damaging the gut.
- Migraines and persistent headaches is another potential sign of gluten intolerance. They can also be signs of dehydration and other disorders. See a physician if your headaches don’t stop.
Not in all cases, but certainly in some cases, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and Multiple Sclerosis, have been found to be linked to gluten intolerance.
4.Routine Digestive Issues
Diarrhea, gases, persistent constipation and bloating are seemingly without cause one of the most obvious signs. Gluten intolerance in children can most likely be recognized due to constipation.
Feeling off balance and dizziness are two more signs of being intolerant to gluten.
Chronic fatigue can sometimes be caused by something easily improved, like dehydration and can sometimes be caused by something as severe as HIV. If you experience chronic fatigue you must visit your doctor and see what it causing it. Brain fog, feeling tired (especially after meals in which gluten is present) and fatigue, are other symptoms that indicate you are gluten intolerant.
Some people who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are actually gluten intolerant but they do not realize it yet. If you have been diagnosed with some of those two, consider yourself as a gluten intolerant person.