Could it be Gluten Sensitivity?
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
• Abdominal pain or bloating
• Daily diarrhea
• Pale, foul smelling, or fatty stools
• Chronic Iron deficiency anemia
• Nerve pain
• Irregular menstrual cycles
• Multiple miscarriages
• blistering rash
• chronic constipation
• multiple joint pains
• Minor Depression
• Intermittent headaches
• Weight loss
• Canker sores
• Lack of appetite
• Problems with dental enamel
• Short stature
• Delayed puberty
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease, which may affect 1 in 133 people, is a genetic autoimmune disease of the small intestine where eating gluten results in inflammation and damage to the intestinal wall. The intestinal damage causes interference with the absorption of nutrients and may lead to a wide variety health concerns. If it’s not identified and treated, celiac disease can lead to disruption of multiple organ systems and many serious health issues, including: malnutrition, lactose intolerance, chronic inflammation, autoimmunity, and neurological problems. To maintain their health, individuals with celiac disease must permanently and completely remove gluten from their diet.
How is gluten sensitivity different from Celiac Disease?
Not everyone with gluten sensitivity has celiac disease. Many people have developed intolerance to this protein (gluten) due to poor GI health or imbalance, specifically the breakdown of the integrity of the intestinal walls. Unlike allergies and celiac disease, gluten sensitivity is usually not always a life-long condition. In the majority of cases, gluten can be reintroduced into a diet after a significant period of avoidance, and sensitivity can be dramatically reduced or may even be eliminated. Although gluten sensitivity is not generally life threatening situation, it may lead to an active immune response, causing chronic inflammation, and nervous system imbalances if not properly addressed.
The Vicious Cycle of Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity can be the cause of a wide variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms due to the interaction of the GI tract with other important systems in the body. All body systems are interconnected, and imbalances in one system will cause imbalances in the others, resulting in a vicious cycle.
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