There have been above 55 diseases which have been connected to gluten, the protein which can be found in barley, rye, and wheat. 99% of the people are estimated to have gluten intolerance or celiac disease, but have never been diagnosed. Moreover, 15% of the US population is estimated to be gluten intolerant. You may be one of them. If you have one of the following symptoms, do not ignore them, they may be a sign that you are gluten intolerant, thus you must see a doctor.
The symptoms are:
- Fatigue, brain fog, feeling tired after eating a meal which contains gluten;
- Migraine headaches;
- Hormone imbalances like PMS, PCOS, or unexpected fertility;
- Issues with digestion like bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. The latter appears most often in children after eating gluten;
- Dizziness and feeling of being off balance;
- Chicken skin (Keratosis Pilaris) on the back of your arms. This is due to fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut;
- Autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, lupus psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and scleroderma;
- Issues with the mood like depression, anxiety, mood swings and ADD.
- Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. This diagnosis show that your doctor is not able to pin point the cause of your fatigue or pain;
- Inflammation, swelling or pain in the fingers, knees and hips joints.