What are the Different Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance?
Signs Of Gluten Allergy In Adults
A gluten allergy or gluten intolerance differs from one person to another. Some people have a bodily reaction to gluten, a protein substance found in oats, wheat, rye, and barley because they might have celiac disease, a type of autoimmune disorder, or they might just have mild responses to gluten-rich food items. Actually, the different signs of gluten allergy in adults depends on the body’s response and the severity of the allergic reaction since the immune system produce histamine reaction, which could be manifested through hives and rashes. Signs of a gluten allergy in adults may include gas formation and gastrointestinal conditions , which can be very distressing to the affected individual.
For confirmation of celiac disease, you may undergo a few blood tests. Gluten allergy is more difficult to diagnose; however, it is still essential to watch for the symptoms, and see if the reason for the allergic response is the foods with gluten content.
Restricting gluten in the diet is one way to identify if the allergic response is because of gluten consumption. If the symptoms go away after you stop eating gluten, the chances are good you have some form of gluten intolerance.
The number one common signs of a gluten allergy in adults is gastrointestinal conditions. Bloating, constipation, gas, or diarrhea may occur, depending on the individual’s body reaction to gluten. These symptoms could be comparable to irritable bowel syndrome, and problems with digestion. Celiac disease or severe gluten intolerance could actually result to malnutrition because of these digestive problems, which could have serious results over the long period.
Signs of gluten allergy in adults may be manifested by having skin problems. This sign was what clued me in to my gluten intolerance. Once I stopped consuming gluten, my skin problems went away. Eczema may be manifested after several hours of gluten consumption while hives and rashes occurs immediately. Mental changes could also occur because of a gluten intolerance too: Irritability, depression, and insomnia are among the common psychological alterations that a gluten sensitive person might have. Headache is common, and women might also manifest changes in menstrual cycle.
Symptoms Of Gluten Allergy In Children
Abdominal cramps and pain is one of the more common symptoms of gluten allergy in children, which often leads to appetite loss and vomiting. This affects the growth of the affected child aside from the pain and misery. Several symptoms may also occur which affects the behavioral aspects of the kid; some of which would include irritability, fatigue, and depression.
Most parents fail to notice that their kids are allergic to gluten since most of the children did not manifest the symptoms right away. Oftentimes, symptoms of a gluten allergy in children don’t show up until they get a little older when they start to consume food items with gluten content. Some of the food consumed in this stage are processed meats, cereal, soft cheese, pasta, cake, and cereal.
So, one indicator that the child is allergic to gluten is abdominal discomfort and vomiting after the kid eats. Children with gluten allergy may also experience constipation, diarrhea, and gas in their abdominal tract. Children with a gluten allergy should avoid consuming foods with gluten content because they don’t want to later experience other gastrointestinal symptoms like rectal bleeding, heartburn, acid reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Abdominal discomfort may result in weight loss or inability to gain weight. An inflamed stomach with abnormally thin arms and legs could frequently be one of the symptoms of gluten allergy in children. This is because they could not absorb nutrients properly; hence, they feel sick so frequently that they don’t consume as much or as often as they should. One problem may arise in children with gluten allergy, and that is delayed puberty because of the lack of essential nutrients that are needed in that stage of life.
Moreover, children with this medical condition could also have some dental issues, mouth ulcers, and eczema. Symptoms of gluten allergy in children are to be anticipated, and typically contribute to the behavioral changes, until he or she is diagnosed with allergy in gluten, and finally avoids the food items that cause the problem.
If these signs and symptoms are present in you or your children, visit your doctor right away and get a gluten intolerance test; this would help you and your doctor to come up with a final diagnosis, and give you the proper treatment regimen and diet.
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