Gluten intolerance: 7 possible symptoms

    Gluten intolerance: 7 possible symptoms

    Some symptoms that could indicate the presence of a gluten intolerance. Even if it is always the doctor who makes a precise diagnosis ...

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    Il gluten is a protein found in some cereals including wheat, spelled, barley, rye, oats and saragolla (known as Kamut). Gluten intolerance can arise at any age and is increasingly widespread, it seems that many people suffer from it without knowing it. This happens because some symptoms are underestimated that can come out at any age and that often do not easily connect to this type of intolerance.

    However, it should be noted that the appearance of some of these symptoms is not necessarily an indication of gluten intolerance, must be in fact a doctor, after the appropriate analyzes, to diagnose it.

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    Let's see what are the symptoms that appear most frequently in case of gluten intolerance:

    1. Digestive problems: you may feel bloated, air in your belly and suffer from diarrhea or constipation. In the case of constipation, particular attention must be paid to children, noting if the problem appears especially after eating gluten.

    2. Keratosis pilare, also known as "chicken skin" which mainly affects the back of the arms. This could indicate a lack of fatty acids and vitamin A, due to the malabsorption of these nutrients caused by gluten in the intestine.

    3. Sense of tiredness, fatigue, brain fog or a particular psycho-physical feeling heavy after eating a meal containing gluten.

    4. Neurological symptoms such as dizziness, feeling of losing balance, dizziness up to real fainting. But also anxiety, depression or mood swings.

    5. Migraine, headache: however, it is necessary to exclude the presence of other pathologies, periods of stress, premenstrual syndrome or other situations in which this symptom may appear.

    6. Hormonal imbalances, such as very strong pre-menstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome or unexplained infertility.

    7. Inflammation, swelling or pain in the joints (not due to trauma or ongoing pathologies) for example to fingers, knees or hips.



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