10 Signs you should stop eating gluten immediately
TEN SIGNS OF GLUTEN INTOLERANCE:
1. IRREGULAR DIGESTION
One of the most common indications of gluten intolerance is continual irregular digestion including excessive gas, bloating and even constipation or diarrhea.
2. FREQUENT MOOD CHANGES
Frequent and severe mood changes may be seen in those people with an intolerance to gluten. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or overly-active, pay attention to when these frequent mood changes are happening.
3. JOINT PROBLEMS
Inflammation is a common cause of aching knees and other joints. For some people, gluten can cause an increase of inflammation in the body.
4. KERATOSIS PILARIS
Keratosis Pilaris, also known as chicken skin, because of the raised bumps on the surface of the skin. They are caused by the inability to properly absorb fatty acids and vitamin A. This manifests itself after intestinal damage caused by constant exposure to gluten over time.
5. SEVERE AND CONSTANT EXHAUSTION
A feeling of living in a constant state of fog or tiredness where every decision seems to be difficult may be an indication that something isn’t quite right.
6. FIBROMYALGIA AND CHRONIC FATIGUE
Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia are a catch-all diagnosis usually indicating the true cause of fatigue hasn’t been identified. Gluten sensitivity can play a role in fatigue and actually may be responsible.
7. MIGRAINE AND INTENSE HEADACHES
There are many triggers for migraines, and one is a gluten intolerance. A study suggests that for those diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, eating excessive amounts of gluten can trigger intense headaches and migraines due to the increase in inflammation in the nervous system.
8. AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
When someone suffers from gluten intolerance yet continues to eat a diet high in gluten, the body assumes it is under attack. As a result, various autoimmune diseases can develop including lupus, psoriasis, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
9. HORMONE IMBALANCES
Gluten can cause excessive inflammation in people who are sensitive to it. That inflammation taxes the adrenal glands,which cannot operate efficiently under the stress. Eventually, the adrenal glands will malfunction and, as a result, the body’s hormones will end up out of balance.
10. NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS
Again, excess inflammation in the body can cause neurological symptoms such as dizziness and vertigo, plus numbness and tingling in the extremities.
Don’t automatically assume having one or more of these symptoms means you have gluten-sensitivity, because other conditions may be the cause.