Just because you had a bout of diarrhea after having something made of wheat – doesn’t mean you have Celiac disease!
Celiac disease is actually an autoimmune condition, where your body is unable to process gluten, and when the immune system turns on the body itself. This can be quite a difficult disease to deal with; a person can be in the best of health only as long as he or she does not ingest any gluten and even the smallest trace can trigger the symptoms!
The easiest way around this problem is to avoid anything that contains gluten and also anything that has the risk of being cross-contaminated. But before you can eliminate gluten grains (which, mind you, are healthy for you otherwise) you need to first determine whether the symptoms indeed indicate celiac disease. And to help you do just that, here’s the celiac disease gluten reaction list:
- Chronic odorous diarrhea may alternate with severe constipation in some people.
- Excessive gas and flatulence – resulting in severe bloating.
- Mild to severe pain in the abdomen.
- Heart burn and reflux, can even lead on to Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
- A feeling of nausea, can even lead to vomiting.
- Celiac disease can also lead to lactose intolerance.
- A feeling of extreme fatigue is also pretty common.
- Brain fog throughout the day that leaves you feeling confused and unable to concentrate.
- Insomnia which keeps you from falling asleep even though you are quite tired.
- Irritability, anxiety and even depression are also common symptoms.
- Skin problems – itchy rashes, hair fall, hives, eczema, and psoriasis could also be caused by Celiac disease.
In fact, celiac disease in the long run can also lead to osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia. To prevent such developments, it is important that if you suspect that you are having any celiac disease gluten reaction – instead of taking the self-diagnosis route, visit the doctor. Once the condition has been diagnosed, then you can always stick with the gluten free diet and remain healthy!