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By GI Associates
January 23, 2020
Category: blog

Could eliminating gluten help you live a pain-free, more comfortable life?   

Gluten Sensitivity is the term used to describe individuals who cannot tolerate gluten and experience many of the same symptoms of Celiac patients but without the presence of antibodies and damage to the intestines.

There are many signs of gluten sensitivity that could be misunderstood or attributed to something else. Many of these do not appear related to digestion at all, and most occur within hours or days of consuming wheat or wheat products. 

Common ailments from headaches, to rashes, to brain fog can all be signs of a gluten sensitivity. It can be hard to recognize patterns, especially since no two people experience symptoms quite the same way. If you have one or more of the common symptomsyou may want to consider gluten sensitivity as a potential cause.

Additionally, a gluten sensitivity can manifest itself in a combination of common or more rare symptoms, so if you are noticing these you should consider discussing the issue with your health care provider.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Bloating, gas or abdominal pain
  • Joint pain
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Brain fog
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea or constipation

Your provider will help you establish a clear connection between your symptoms and your consumption of gluten to make a diagnosis. He or she may ask you to keep a journal of what you eat and when you experience symptoms to help determine if gluten is the cause of your pain and discomfort.

If you think you may have a sensitivity to gluten, let the professionals at GI Associates help you get back to living a more pain-free and comfortable life. Call 877-442-7762 to make an appointment, or submit an appointment request with our online form.