4 Signs You Should Get Tested For Gluten Sensitivity

Did your doctors ask you serious questions about your health? Were they really attentive to you? It might have happened when you realized there was something wrong with your health, however, doctors remained calm and ignored some of your symptoms. This research is meant to help you identify the symptoms of gluten sensitivity if any.

Gluten sensitivity is an intolerance to gluten or wheat. Gluten is a protein, which is found in barley, wheat, and rye. Pasta, cereal, and bread contain wheat. Wheat is, also, found in soups and salad dressings too. Barley often appears in beer and in food that contain malt. Rye is commonly found in rye beer, rye bread, and some cereals.

Keeping reading these symptoms of non -celiac gluten sensitivity you might figure out, whether they appeal to you:

Brain Fog, or mental fatigue

Brain fog is a state of a human’s health when an individual is unable to think clearly. Being in this state, you might be unable to read, make conclusions, write, listen attentively to the details. That happens due to the fact that antibodies to the gluten, which might be present in your brain, are activated resulting in a brain fog.

Therefore, if you have such symptoms, it would be better to consult a therapist.

Fatigue

Fatigue is when you often feel exhausted with no serious reason. For example, you may sleep for 11 hours and still feel as if you were drugged. Gluten can provoke feelings of tiredness and sluggishness. If excluded, patients claim that they began to wake up 5.45 am without the alarm.

So, possibly, if you have difficulty waking up in the morning, this is a sign for you to take your health state into consideration.

Depression

Depression is accompanied by feelings of hopelessness, low energy, lack of desire to work, insomnia, appetite changes, anger, and more. Depression is a concern, which sometimes obliges patients to use medications. Nevertheless, the causes of depression were not completely studied. The recent research revealed that if gluten is excluded from the diet, depression might completely disappear.

Low immunity

If you often get sick, this is a sign to visit a doctor. The founder of Gluten Free School, Jennifer Fugo, stated that the first sign of her intolerance to gluten was a depressed level of IgA in her blood (IgA are antibodies, which exist in tears, saliva, and gastrointestinal tract). She got this result making the adrenal test, just before she got the idea that there might have been something wrong with her. A depressed level of IgA means that your organism is unable to defend itself enough.

Consequently, if you become ill too often, please, consult a therapist.

When to visit a doctor?

Before you diagnose yourself, it would be better to visit a therapist, if you noticed any of these signs of gluten sensitivity. The gastroenterologist or allergists might tell you to have tests first to define what might be wrong. They will precisely discuss your history in order to prescribe the diagnosis, of course, if they are professionals.

How to identify a good doctor?

A proper specialist should ask you these questions, so be prepared:

-What is your genetic ancestry?

-Have you had a vitamin D3 test? Do you know if you were low? (optimum ranges are 65-85 ng/dl)

-Has anyone in your family complained of digestive problems, such as your mother, father, or grandmother?

-Have you been hospitalized and placed on long course steroids or antibiotics?

-Have you had gastric surgery?

-Do you have a family history of colon cancer?

-Do you have any rashes or psoriasis that never resolve?

So, what not to eat?

Even if your doctor diagnosed you with a gluten sensitivity, there is no reason to panic. Just exclude these ingredients from your diet: barley, bulgur, cereal binding, couscous, durum, einkorn, emmer, filler, farro, graham flour, kamut, malt, malt extract, malt flavouring, malt syrup, oat brans, oats, oat syrup, rye, semolina, spelt, triticale, wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, wheat starch, hydrolyzed plant or vegetable protein (HPP/HVP), seasonings, flavourings, soy sauce, ketchup, barbeque sauce, commercial lunch meats, starch, modified food starch, dextrin, maltodextrin, medications.

Caution:

– It’s important not to begin the gluten-free diet before you visit a doctor because the results of the tests might be incorrect.

– Don’t leave this issue unsolved for too long since it might have complications, especially in children.

Remember that there are 83% of  Americans, who remained undiagnosed with gluten sensitivity. So, if you want to keep your health, it would be much better for you to check it and visit a doctor.

If you did not notice any of these symptoms, lucky you are, but if your friends or relatives have them, it’s your responsibility to clarify this data to them. Once you know this information, you might even save someone’s life by suggesting them a piece of advice.

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References

Karr, Tammera J. “Understanding Wheat & Gluten Issues In Today’s Clients”. Annals Of Psychotherapy, 2013, pp. 53-56.

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