Little Known Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms You Need to Know

Most people know a few symptoms which indicate a gluten sensitivity. General stomach aches, bloating, and diarrhea are among the most common. Yet these are far from the only indicators there may be a problem. Continue reading below to find out about some little known gluten sensitivity symptoms you need to know about.

Symptoms

There are literally hundreds of gluten sensitivity symptoms, but most people only know the most common. In addition to stomach aches, bloating, and diarrhea, individuals who are unable to process gluten might experience the following:

·    Constipation

·    Weight loss

·    Weight gain

·    Irregular or painful periods in women

·    Sleeping difficulties, including getting to sleep and staying asleep

·    Brain fog, or an inability to concentrate

·    An unwarranted increase or decrease in appetite

·    Throwing up after eating foods which contain gluten

·    Anemia or other malnourishment disorders

·    Dry hair or skin

·    Brittle hair which may be thinning or falling out in what appears to be excessive amounts

·    Diabetes (Type II)

·    Arthritis or arthritic-type pain in joints

·    Canker sores in or around the mouth

·    Brittle nails which break easily

·    Headaches and migraines

·    Loss of enamel on your teeth, teeth which are discolored or break apart

·    General aches or pains which can not be explained by demanding work or effort

·    Adult acne

·    Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders

·    Worsening of existing conditions

·    Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage which can cause tingling, numbness, burning, or other strange sensations in the extremities)

·    Vision difficulties, including the need to wear correction lenses, or blurred vision

·    Strange or vivid dreams

·    Derealization or desensitization (a feeling you are living in a dream, or that you are watching a movie instead of truly living)

Why These Occur

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These symptoms occur because the body does not have the ability to break down the proteins contained in gluten. It is very similar to lactose intolerance. Many go through life without knowing they’re intolerant to gluten, and just as many suffer with seemingly undiagnosable issues. Your body, when constantly presented with something it can’t process, does a medley of odd things.

The worst part is there is no test for an intolerance. The only way to figure it out is to give up gluten and see if the symptoms go away. To do an elimination diet, one must stay clear of gluten for a minimum of six weeks, although it’s advisable to stay gluten free for three months.

Writen by Evie