Signs You Are Allergic to Gluten
Gluten is found in cereals like wheat, barley, rye and the likes. It is basically a protein which is responsible for the elasticity of dough. In recent times, gluten allergies have become quite common. Basically people with gluten intolerance suffer from celiac disease which is an autoimmune disease i.e. the body attacks itself, but it happens only when the body is exposed to the protein in cereals (gluten). Hence, it is said that such people are allergic to gluten and cannot tolerate it. It is important to recognize if you or your loved ones suffer from gluten intolerance. To help you in identifying the signs, here’s a quick list. But do remember that the intensity and frequency of symptoms vary from individual to individual. So, check some signs that you are allergic to gluten.
1. An upset stomach
2. Abdominal pain and bloated stomach
3. Indigestion and heartburn
4. Irritable bowel syndrome
5. Diarrhea, which can be chronic.
6. Skin rashes which are quite itchy
7. Sores in the mouth
8. Chronic exhaustion and fatigue
9. Severe or sudden weight loss