A very common condition is celiac disease, a disorder suffered by those who are intolerant to gluten. However, its symptoms may be poorly understood, or even unknown to people. If you want to know if you suffer from gluten intolerance, here are some of its symptoms. Also, some practical tips to cope with this condition.

Gluten intolerance

According to a recent study, in Spain alone there are about 4 million people who are intolerant to gluten . But 1 in 7 suffer from celiac disease and yet they do not know that they suffer from this situation. Although it is a condition that is easy to treat, the diagnosis is made late.

The variety in the symptoms of this disorder can be confused with other pathologies. However, it is good to be aware of what these patients are feeling. This way, you will know if it will be necessary to eliminate gluten from the diet.

Symptoms of gluten intolerance

The intolerance to wheat protein is an evil that many people suffer. However, gluten can cause bothersome symptoms even in those who do not suffer from this health problem.

Digestive problems

If a person is intolerant to gluten, they may have bloating in the stomach after eating it. Also, abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas, and constipation. The nausea is constant, and the stools can have a bad smell.

Keratosis pilaris

Colloquially called goose bumps, it is one of the most harmless symptoms of gluten intolerance. This appears as small bumps or bumps on the skin , which can easily be missed. Does not give in quickly, as is common in cold

Loss of attention-energy

Exposure to gluten in these people can cause stunning and scattering. This happens because the body takes time to dispose of this substance, and then causes discomfort.

Mental symptoms

Those who suffer from celiac disease may present some psychiatric conditions. For example, depression, anxiety, among others. The improvement in these symptoms is considerable when wheat is no longer exposed.

Infertility

More than a symptom, it can be an effect of gluten exposure. Those who have gluten intolerance and consume it, become inflamed. The reproductive organs are affected by this condition, making conception difficult. Recovery could occur by following a gluten-free diet.

Migraines

Migraines are produced for different reasons. However, when a person suffers from gluten intolerance, they usually suffer from severe headaches. This always happens when you eat foods that contain gluten, even in small portions.

Humor changes

When a person consumes gluten on a daily basis and is intolerant it can cause drastic mood swings . Even many of them find it difficult to control the anger they feel at any given moment. Therefore, we must pay close attention to these changes. Also, check if it happens right after eating a food that has wheat flour.

Joint pains

The joint pain can be caused by different diseases, including arthritis. However, when the person is intolerant to gluten, they can suffer from severe pain in the joints. Therefore, arthritis may get worse as long as the person eats foods rich in gluten. The best for these cases is the wheat-free diet in any of its forms.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it may be necessary to eliminate gluten from your diet. Also, visit your family doctor, who will inform you of the best diet to follow to be strong and healthy.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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