There are over 250 documented symptoms of gluten sensitivity and their manifestation varies greatly from person to person.
- Abdominal Distention
- Abdominal Pain and Cramping
- Alternating Bouts of Diarrhea and Constipation
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Back pain
- Bone Density Loss
- Stomach rumbling
- Brittle Nails
- Canker sores or mouth ulcers
- Stunted Growth and Failure to Thrive
- Dental Enamel Defects
- Depression, Anxiety and Irritability
- Dry Hair
- Foul Smelling
- Excessive Gas
- Foul Smelling Stools
- Grayish Stools
- Hair Loss
- Headaches and Migraines
- Joint pain
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Lactose intolerance
- Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
- Peripheral Neuropathy (including either a tingling or sensation of swelling your toes and fingers)
- Sjogren’s Disease
- Teeth and Gum Problems
- Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies
- Unexplained Weight loss
Do not try to diagnose yourself with a list you find on the Internet. Always consult a professional because this is a very serious condition.
One condition with a controversial connection to gluten intolerance is Autism. Many people feel a gluten-free, sugar-free, casein-free diet (often abbreviated as GFCS diet) helps reduce the manifestations of autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Some people strongly believe autism itself should be counted among the many signs of gluten intolerance.
If you are uncertain if you have problems with gluten, try this experiment: eat nothing with gluten for 30 or more days. That will give you your answer.
If you have any questions, please call me at 989-895-8356.
May God bless your day!