Less common signs of Gluten Intolerance
You may have experienced some gluten intolerance symptoms without knowing it. We explore the symptoms that might be signs you have a gluten intolerance.
Gluten intolerance can be a real pain in the.....
Many of us love our breads, pastries and such, we find it hard to believe that we can have an intolerance to gluten OR we simply ignore it hoping that's not the case OR we make ourselves believe that this gluten intolerance thing is a myth. I remember my days believing all the above until I had bad acne on my face, that was soooo itchy, ugly and inflamed, which left me wanting to hide behind a rock. No skin care routine would help, facials weren't helping...NOTHING!
I then developed Chronic Sinusitis, this is another nightmare. After this endless cycle I decided to avoid grains and gluten for just 2 weeks of my life. I'm sure I wouldn't die because I didn't use grains and gluten. Now when I did this experiment it was only to help with my Chronic Sinusitis. In 1 week my painful acne cleared up, my sinus drip went away within 10 days, I also noticed that I didn't feel stiffness and pain in my body upon waking up on mornings, and I didn't feel that tension and stiffness I once felt in my body, which meant I wouldn't feel so miserable anymore and wondering WTH was wrong with me. I didn't wake up feeling like I didn't sleep, I had endless energy throughout the day, my digestive woes cleared up. I noticed so many positive results from this experiment I am not turning back.
While you might know about all the typical signs of having a gluten intolerance or sensitivity, such as stomach pain, indigestion, and headaches, there are some less common ones you might want to know about. Here are some of the less common signs of gluten intolerance to be aware of.
While you may not realize it, your skin condition, such as red splotches on the face and excessive dandruff on the scalp might actually be due to a gluten intolerance. While these conditions can be worse if you actually have an allergy to gluten or Celiac disease, people with an intolerance to gluten may also experience similar symptoms. You may find that you have a lot of dandruff and that using special shampoo doesn’t do much good. Perhaps you have redness on your face and can’t figure out why. These are both signs of eczema, which tend to be common among people who have issues with gluten.
Mental Health Disorders
If you are someone that struggles with a lot of different mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression, it may very well be linked to your gluten intolerance. There have been quite a few studies that actually link gluten disorders and Celiac disease to anxiety and depression. Like the skin conditions, the symptoms might be worse with Celiac disease, but that doesn’t mean your anxiety or depression can’t also worsen if you have an intolerance to gluten. If you have noticed extreme irritability at odd time, worsening depression, or a sudden onset of anxiety, it might be a good time to consider other symptoms of gluten sensitivity.
Severe Digestion Problems
You likely know that having digestion issues is very common when you have an intolerance to gluten, but did you know it can cause more serious problems? For example, you might have irritable bowel syndrome, seemingly caused by nothing, but it ends up being linked to gluten. Try eating a gluten-free diet for a short period of time and see if your digestion and IBS symptoms improve. If they do, then these issues are directly linked to the gluten intolerance.
Any time you have an odd symptom, you should talk to your doctor about it. They might find that some of your symptoms are due to what you eat, such as the gluten in your diet. Removing gluten for a few days can tell you a lot about how you felt before compared to how you feel after.
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