There are some people suffering from gut symptoms who cannot pinpoint what is causing them. Wheat, barley and rye can all cause intolerance symptoms, even if that person does not have celiac disease. The most common mistake is that people confuse a gluten sensitivity with celiac disease, but they are different, despite the symptoms being similar.
What is gluten sensitivity?
Gluten sensitivity is when a person’s gut reacts to proteins found in wheat, and can cause a range of symptoms including fatigue, headaches, and more commonly, bloat. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity can be similar to celiac disease, but there is no reported damage to the lining of the gut.
Research into gluten sensitivity
Gluten sensitivity is something that is being recognized around the world as a severe problem. BUT, it is still a relatively new area which sees people avoiding gluten full-stop in order to avoid their symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms similar to diarrhea, fatigue or headaches every time you consume gluten, then you will need an intolerance test, and then to do an elimination diet.
If you think you have celiac disease
If you suspect that you have celiac disease then you need to consult a doctor before you cut out gluten from your diet. Speaking to a health professional will help you understand your symptoms and they will be able to provide further tests. Test My Allergy does not test for celiac disease, but we can help you to understand whether or not you are suffering from a gluten sensitivity.
After all, it could be that you may not even be suffering from gluten intolerance. It could be that you are suffering from a different type of food intolerance, and these are often highlighted in an intolerance test. Don’t take a risk but identify your intolerance results as quickly as possible with Test My Allergy.