Gluten sensitivity is the most common food allergy in the world but besides the symptoms the only way to know for sure is to take a gluten intolerance test.
In some form it is thought to affect 6% of the world’s population. Gluten intolerance can manifest in a whole spectrum of different ways, some people may never even know they have a gluten sensitivity. In severe cases gluten intolerance can manifest as Coeliac’s disease, an autoimmune condition, that can manifest as chronic stomach problems. Gluten is a protein found in many products but it is in the highest concentrations in those made with wheat such a bread and pasta. It is also found in other grain species such as barley and rye. The only treatment for a gluten intolerance in any form is to consume a gluten free diet and in more severe cases this can be a lifelong thing.
Some of the gluten intolerance symptoms that manifest after eating products containing gluten are bloating, cramping, headaches or migraines, lethargy or muscle pain.
Constipation, diarrhea, vomiting and even osteoporosis are also common problems in more severe cases. Even ingesting small amounts of gluten can damage a patients health if their reaction is severe enough. Coeliac’s disease actually damages the lining of the intestine irreparably in severe cases when gluten is consumed. Some people may never experience any form of severe symptom and may just feel fatigued more often than their counterparts. Misdiagnosis is also fairly common with many patients being diagnosed with IBS or Irritable Bowl Syndrome instead, or simply brushing off their symptoms as something else such as bad food or menstrual problems. Continue reading “Gluten Intolerance Test”