About 1 in every 133 Americans is gluten intolerant. The majority of people
who are gluten intolerant do not even know that they are. The reason
for this is that the symptoms are so commonplace that it is easy to
assume that you’re just feeling a little “off”.
Over time, people get used to feeling these symptoms and just assume that
they have poor health or they are getting old. In reality, they are
gluten intolerant and they’re consuming foods that is just not
agreeing with their body’s constitution.
This article will highlight a few common symptoms that many gluten
intolerant people experience. If you see these signs recurring in
your daily life, you might want to see a doctor and check things out.
If you feel bloated, have gas all the time and suffer from constipation,
you might be gluten intolerant. Your intestines are having issues
with the food you’re consuming. Diarrhea is also a common symptom.
Your energy level is another indicator. Are you always feeling lethargic?
You’re 28 but feel like you’re 208? Gluten intolerant people feel
totally drained after a meal because of the effects in the digestive
tract. The larger the meals, the more exhausted you feel. This is
something that you can easily monitor.
How do you feel after you eat? Do you get irritated or angry easily? This
is another sign of gluten intolerance.
Swollen glands are another indicator of gluten intolerance. In fact, this is
one of the best indicators. If your glands are swollen, there is
definitely an issue in your body that requires attention. If this
happens frequently, you shouldn’t just brush it aside as “just
one of those things that will go away”. You may be gluten
Migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, etc. that occur frequently
after your meals could be symptoms of gluten intolerance. Many people
seek treatment for the headaches by using aspirin or other methods.
The relief while temporary, does nothing to solve the problem. Only a
gluten-free lifestyle can put an end to your headaches.
Inflammation in the body is one of those signs of gluten intolerance that is often
misdiagnosed. People think they are having muscular aches or poor
blood circulation. Everything is blamed except gluten and that’s
because most people aren’t even aware of what gluten intolerance
If your body constantly aches or if the joints feel swollen and painful
all the time, you’re suffering from inflammation. Either that or
you’re learning kung-fu. Since it will most probably be the former,
you’re just gluten intolerant. You need to change your diet.
There is an old adage that goes, “It’s not what you eat. It’s what is
eating you that causes ill health.” Sorry… if you’re gluten
intolerant, it’s totally what you eat. We’ll save the adage for
later. For now, you need to avoid gluten.
Even the way you feel is affected. Feeling down? Feeling depressed? Just
not feeling good? It could be gluten.
Suddenly developing rashes? Eczema? Keratosis pilaris? It could be gluten.
As you can see, if you’re gluten intolerant, there are so many ways
you can be affected. The best thing to do would be to keep a journal
to record the food you eat and how you feel. Over time, you will
notice a pattern and realize what is triggering the problems. From
there it’s just a matter of tweaking your diet to end the symptoms.
Take an active interest in the way you feel and what you eat. If you
planning on living a long, healthy life, you have to start today.