Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms

Gluten sensitivity generally encompasses compilation of medical conditions as a result of adverse effect of gluten protein in human body. For those individuals who are gluten sensitive enteropathy the removal of gluten protein from diet will help in restoring villus architecture on the intestine. By opting for gluten free diet there may be overall improvement in neurological state and it’s very difficult to find out the level of improvement clearly by clinical tests. Gluten sensitivity affects the blood chemistry and other stomach related complications. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity are also dependent on definite pathology.

The gluten sensitivity symptoms aren’t just a problem for people with celiac disease but also for those suffering chronic ill health. But the patients suffering from gluten sensitivity problem may not be in position to realize it. Medical researches have show that it isn’t necessary to have celiac gene to have gluten sensitivity to get immune reaction of gluten protein. The gluten sensitivity symptoms are similar to that of celiac disease, because gluten protein affects the brain, skin and intestine of an individual. The intestinal villi might get craggy to certain level and it might get worn completely if there is a presence of celiac gene.
The symptoms of gluten sensitivity are: mouth sores, cracks on lips corner, discoloration of tooth, enamel defects, frequent indigestion, frequent gas, clay colored stool, steatorrhea, bloating, abdominal distension, constipation, moodiness, depression, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, aching in bone joints, joints pain, infertility, irregular menstruation, skin rashes, boils, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis herpetiformis, exhaustion, short stature, poor growth in babies, gait difficulty, numbness in legs & arms, loss or gain of weight and ataxia.
Majority of the people’s have the above mentioned symptoms or any one of them as a reaction to dietary protein called gluten. In case if an individual is suspecting to have a celiac disease, then it is vital to get tested by doctors for the same. The intestinal endoscopy, skin tests and blood tests will show the reliable results related to gluten sensitivity. Suppose if a person is diagnosed for gluten sensitivity then it is better advised for him to consult dietician before opting for diet regimen which is free from gluten proteins.
In case if an individual is diagnosed negative for gluten sensitivity, but still if he was to feel that his body reacts badly to wheat or other kind of proteins. Then there is a need to consult a licensed dietician for better results. By using regular allergy methods one may not be able to find out the gluten sensitivity problem, as the immune system responds to food sensitivity by generation different types of antibodies.  

In present scenario, oats are regarded as the best alternate for gluten or other dietary proteins. These gluten free oats are rich in carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and fibers. But it’s recommended to include the oats in normal diet after a year of gluten sensitivity detection. At the same time one should consult a nutritionist, who can devise a gluten free diet regimen.

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by Biang     28-May-2012

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