Gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease is an extremely common issue for a lot of people. Around 1 in 130 people in the U.S. alone suffer from the disease and that number is continually on the rise.
There are a number of signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance but it is always wise to consult a physician before you make any drastic lifestyle changes. Please refer to the following list if you think that you or a loved one suffers from Celiac Disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance:
Overall poor health
What Food to Avoid:
This was covered in the previous post but its worth reviewing. Many people don’t understand that processed foods often use ingredients that contain gluten. It is nearly impossible to avoid these ingredients unless you know what to look out for. That’s why it is important to always read the label on processed foods or look for labels that have “Gluten Free” written on the package. Food items containing Wheat, Rye or Barley should ALWAYS be avoided. A person who suffers from Celiac Disease and consumes those items will cause any number of health problems.
Consequences of Consuming Gluten:
There are always consequences for consuming foods that do not agree with our bodies. People who suffer from diabetes should not consume sugar. Those who are overweight must avoid foods that are high in calories or fat. Anyone who has a gluten intolerance MUST avoid food that contains gluten. Aside from the aforementioned symptoms and reduced quality of life, people who suffer from Celiac Disease and continue to consume gluten will dramatically increase their chance of developing gastrointestinal cancer. Other, sometimes fatal, diseases are also being linked to the disease.
Testing for Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance:
If you are concerned about your health, there is a simple test available to determine if you suffer from Celiac Disease. A patients blood is screened for Antigliadin (AMA) and for Andomysium Antibodies (EmA). One can also have a biopsy on an affected area. If you are concerned, please call your doctor as soon as possible.
Treatment for Celiac Disease:
Anyone who suffers from gluten intolerance must avoid all products that contain gluten for the rest of their life. If a patient wants to avoid all of the risks and complications it is imperative for this lifestyle change. Although this sounds complicated, living with Celiac Disease is quite manageable and there are many delicious recipes in tricks to avoiding gluten.
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