Did you know that you may be living with gluten Intolerance and not even know it? An American study has shown 15% of people have some type of gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Check out the 7 subtle signs below that could mean you have some sort of intolerance and see if you’re one of them. (We definitely recommend heading to the doctor for a proper diagnosis if you feel like you have any of these symptoms…)
– Keratosis Pilaris
Otherwise known as “chicken skin” that’s commonly found on the backs of arms and your thighs is the result of fatty acid deficiency caused by gluten damaging the gut.
– Persistent Headaches
Migraines and persistent headaches is another potential sign of gluten intolerance. They can also be signs of dehydration and other disorders. See a physician if your headaches don’t stop.
– Autoimmune Diseases
Certainly not in all cases, but in some cases, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Psoriasis have been found to be rooted in gluten intolerance.
– Routine Digestive Issues
Gas, diarrhea, bloating, and constipation that persists seemingly without cause is one of the most obvious signs. Constipation is a common sign of gluten intolerance in children.
Dizziness and feeling off balance is yet another sign of gluten intolerance.
– Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue can be caused by something as easy to fix as dehydration and as severe as HIV. If you have chronic fatigue, see a doctor about it. Fatigue, brain fog, and feeling tired especially after meals that contain gluten are another clear indicator.
Some people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue actually have gluten intolerance but don’t realize it. If you’ve been diagnosed, consider gluten as the potential cause.