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Gluten Free Diet and Dermatitis Herpetiformis

by James Novotny 4. May 2010 03:33

Eating with DH

People who suffer from Dermatitis Herpetiformis know how uncomfortable the issue can make you. While DH usually only affects members of the population between 30 and 40 years of age, there are cases reported in all ranges and genders. Since DH is a form of gluten sensitivity, it only makes sense that a gluten free diet would work well for someone who has this particular disorder. This is somewhat hard to do in a bun-filled, fast food world, but it isn’t impossible. Below are some dietary suggestions for people who have DH to make the gluten free life a little bit easier.

With a gluten free diet, the rash associated with Dermatitis Herpetiformis will go away. That is because the rash is developed only under the presence of gluten. While medication can do the same thing or close to it, simply cutting gluten out of your diet can save you the need to take medicine altogether. A gluten free lifestyle will also make you feel better as a whole since your body won’t be fighting to get the gluten out of your intestines. With the right diet, you could have a much better way of life.

The best way to stay on a gluten free diet is to know what you’re eating. Always read the ingredients and avoid any questionable products. If you are eating fast food, you need to stay away from any bread-related foods, like buns, biscuits, taco shells, and tortillas. A lot of chicken products come into contact with gluten, so it is best to avoid those as well. Side salads, potato products, and many dessert items are usually just fine to consumer. Rice is alright too, so you can make a decent meal if you go to a Mexican restaurant.

If you are hesitant about eating something, just don’t eat it. Bring a snack with you as a backup on the off chance that something on the menu cannot suit your diet at all. Your friends should understand if they know you have DH. Watch for any signs of wheat, barley, rye or oats in your foods. If you are going to drink, only do so with distilled alcoholic beverages, like vodka or rum. Do not drink beer or malt beverages as they will react negatively to your system. Stay diligent with your eating habits, and you should be able to eliminate the signs of DH while living a gluten free lifestyle.

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