Are you sensitive to gluten? You might be and have simply not been accurately diagnosed. Digestive issues are the norm, but here are 12 symptoms of gluten sensitivity that you should be aware of:
Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are usually caused by chemical imbalances, but can now be traced back to gluten sensitivity.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common diagnoses in children in America. And while researchers know that diet can affect symptoms, the relationship between the two is new.
Brain fog, or an inability to think clearly, is something that has often been linked to a lack of sleep or potential cardiovascular insufficiencies. But now, a diet high in gluten in sensitive individuals can have the same effect.
Gluten consumption in individuals who are sensitive has been shown to trigger chronic inflammation, the underlying cause of many autoimmune diseases. The good news is that in individuals with gluten sensitivity, autoimmune diseases can be reversed.
In some people, having a low tolerance to viral and bacterial infections can be traced back to gluten sensitivity. If you are getting sick more often than others, it may be time to lay off the gluten.
In certain individuals, having gluten sensitivity can lead to dental issues such as cavities, canker sores (mouth ulcers) broken teeth, and accelerated tooth decay.
Unexplained Weight Loss or Weight Gain
Having unexplained weight fluctuations? It may be related to gluten. Of course, this only matters in individuals who are intolerant, but if you find that you can’t keep your weight stable, an inability to absorb the proteins in gluten may be to blame.
Migraines have many different causes. And researchers have now pointed to gluten sensitivity as another culprit. If you experience more than two migraines a year, you might be sensitive.
Many allergies express themselves in the form of skin conditions, and gluten sensitivity is no exception. Those with gluten intolerance may experience eczema, acne, psoriasis and even dermatitis herpetiformis (DH).
Hormonal Imbalance and Adrenal Fatigue
Hormone imbalance can be a symptom of gluten sensitivity, especially in post-menopausal women. Hot flashes, fatigue, sleep disturbances and more can be traced back to gluten intolerance.
Joint and Muscle Aches
Joint and muscle aches might not be old age. The inflammation caused by eating gluten in sensitive individuals may be the culprit. Don’t chalk up your pain to arthritis. Adjust your diet.
If you are getting enough sleep and yet still don’t feel rested, you may have gluten sensitivity.
Call Cynthia with NutriLife Wellness today at 561-425-2845 to find out more about gluten sensitivity.