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Gluten sensitivity: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

About

An intolerance or sensitivity towards gluten

Approximately 18 million Americans have gluten sensitivity. [1]

- Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a condition wherein removing gluten from the diet resolves symptoms.
- Exposure to wheat of individuals with this condition can initiate an immune response and can lead to intestinal cell damage.
- Usually, after eliminating gluten from the diet, the symptoms subside.

Gluten intolerance is not as severe as celiacs disease, but the symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity greatly resemble that of celiac’s disease but the reason for the problem is intolerance towards gluten.

Symptoms

People can experience:
- Bloating
- Nausea
- Constipation
- Diarrhea
- A foggy mind
- Numbness in the legs, arms, or fingers
- Headaches
- Joint pain
- Persistent fatigue

Treatment

Self-care: Avoid intake of any food substances that could elevate the symptoms.

Medications: Professionals usually suggest getting tested for wheat sensitivity and celiacs disease first. If the results are negative, then it is possible that you are suffering from non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Specialists: Though there are not any particular tests or procedures for the diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a medical practitioner can help diagnose the same using the process of elimination. It is important for a professional to oversee the process so as to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. To get more information on the various areas of health issues and treatment courses as per your requirements, check mfine.

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