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Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

by Guest Author 20. July 2010 16:44

Identifying the gluten intolerance symptoms can save one from having a wrong diagnosis as gluten intolerance can easily be misinterpreted as some other disease in the digestive system. This is mostly due to the similarities in the signs and symptoms that these digestive diseases show.

First off, here is a list of the most prominent lactose intolerance symptoms that one would find in a gluten intolerant person: gluten intolerance bloating, skin rashes, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss and weight gain. This also includes depression and anxiety. Diarrhea and weight loss are the biggest signs and symptoms that are to be checked and see if they lead to a patient being gluten intolerant. Shared with other wheat intolerance symptoms are foul-smelling stool and low blood iron levels.

Many signs and other gluten intolerance symptoms are very similar with Celiac disease symptoms and this is the cause of much misdiagnosis. Celiac is an auto-immune system that the body does and attacks the villi in the small intestines when gluten is introduced into the system, therefore damaging the small intestine and breaks the amount of nutrients the body receives. The basic signs and symptoms of Celiac are diarrhea, abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, abdominal distension, lack of energy, loss of weight, lack of absorption of calcium and vitamin D, infertility and miscarriage. Gluten intolerance symptoms and the signs of Celiac disease are to be carefully looked at before completely diagnosed as either of the two.

Candida symptoms also prevail in those with gluten intolerance and may be alleged as gluten intolerance symptoms. This is most prevalent in the Candida symptoms of digestive pain, headaches and anxiety attacks. Candida itself is a type of yeast that is naturally a part of our body and when a problem arises in our immune system, the Candida in our body raises therefore triggering symptoms for a body that is weak against gluten, wheat and yeast.

Gluten intolerance symptoms are very common in people who do not have a rich diet of wheat every day such as rice or sandwiches. This is why most Caucasians suffer from gluten intolerance because their body has not developed a high resistance and when a high intake of gluten is introduced to the body, they develop intolerance to it. Gluten intolerance and Celiac itself leads to lactose intolerance due to poor bowel movement and poor nutrition, therefore the lactose intolerance symptoms are also to be observed to determine if a person has gluten intolerance. Gluten free foods and gluten free diets (best are those prescribed by a physician after examination) are usually advised for one with gluten intolerance. Also available are non-gluten breads and barley which may taste slightly different but are still necessary for they still carry the other nutrients that wheat carries.

Gluten intolerance children symptoms can be even harder to distinguish as children have a body that is yet developing and the symptoms may be diagnosed as almost any other disease related to the digestive system.

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