Here Are 8 Signs That You May Be Gluten Intolerant

Some common signs of gluten intolerance are well known - indigestion and gastrointestinal problems are the symptoms that usually alert people to a sensitivity. Doctors say there are a lot of other symptoms, however, that often go unnoticed.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It's a common allergen, and many people who don't have full-blown allergies may still have a sensitivity to the protein. Just because you're not getting an upset stomach doesn't mean you're in the clear.

Believe it or not, gluten intolerance doesn't only have an effect on your digestive tract. It can also have an effect on your brain. People with gluten allergies or intolerance report depression, 'brain fog' and confusion.

Headaches, or full-blown migraines, can also be a symptom warning you that you've got a gluten intolerance.

Doctors also recommend you pay attention to your skin and teeth. Gluten sensitivities can result in rashes, ulcers, canker sores and eczema.

If you're suspicious about how gluten affects you, one of the best ways to determine if there's a problem is to cut it out. Doctors can perform tests to detect allergies, but an intolerance doesn't usually show up on such tests.

Source: Weekly Healthy Life
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