It has been said that the majority of people, who are gluten intolerant, will never be diagnosed as such, and that as much as 15% of USA citizens have some sort of gluten intolerance or sensitivity, if not celiac disease. Wondering if you are one of them? Here are 7 subtle signs that might help you find out:
1. Keratosis Pilaris
Also known as “chicken skin” that is commonly found on the backside of the arms and thighs. It is a result of fatty acid deficiency, which is caused by gluten damaging the gut.
2. Persistent Headaches
Persistent headaches and migraines are other potential sign of being gluten intolerant. They can surely also be signs of dehydration and some other types of disorders. In case your headaches do not stop you should immediately pay a visit to the physician.
3. Autoimmune Diseases
Not in all cases, but certainly in some cases, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and Multiple Sclerosis, have been found to be linked to gluten intolerance.
4. Routine Digestive Issues
Diarrhea, gases, persistent constipation and bloating are seemingly without cause one of the most obvious signs. Gluten intolerance in children can most likely be recognized due to constipation.
Feeling off balance and dizziness are two more signs of being intolerant to gluten.
6. Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue can sometimes be caused by something easily improved, like dehydration and can sometimes be caused by something as severe as HIV. If you experience chronic fatigue you must visit your doctor and see what it causing it. Brain fog, feeling tired (especially after meals in which gluten is present) and fatigue, are other symptoms that indicate you are gluten intolerant.
Some people who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are actually gluten intolerant but they do not realize it yet. If you have been diagnosed with some of those two, consider yourself as a gluten intolerant person.