Gluten Intolerance (Gluten Sensitivity)
Gluten sensitivity and celiac diseaes are closely related in that both affect the body and lead to similar symptoms. Between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the U.S.A. are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein wheat. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helpings it rise and keep its shape. Gluten can be found in a wide variety of foods, but can also be found in cosmetics and hair products.
Gluten Allergy Symptoms
Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include bloating, pain or diarrhea, headaches, migraines, edema, lethargy and tiredness, attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity, abdominal discomfort, pain or diarrhea, muscular disturbances, and joint pain.
Wheat allergy is an allergic reaction to foods containing wheat. It’s one of the more common food allergies in children. Wheat can be found in a lot of different foods you may never suspect such as breads, cereal, pastries, pasta, cakes, beer, cookies, soy sauce, crackers, and ketchup. That’s just to name a few. You should always read the labels and ingredients of every product if you have a specific food allergy.
The best treatment for a wheat allergy is to avoid wheat. There are also medications to manage allergic reactions if you accidentally eat it.
Wheat allergy may sometimes be confused with celiac disease, but recent medical studies have shown the two are entirely different. A wheat allergy generates an allergy-causing antibody to proteins found in wheat. Only the gluten protein in wheat causes an immune system reaction in people with celiac disease.
A gluten-free has been recognized as a great way to boost health and energy, cope better with diseases and conditions of ADHD, autism, headaches, and other conditions. It’s such a great way to lose weight, celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart have been using it for years.
Gluten has become more available in store such as Whole Foods allowing people to easily find products for to eat and stay health, or if they simply cannot eat gluten due to allergies and celiac disease.