Have you noticed discomfort or digestive issues whenever you eat certain foods? You might like to consider you have an allergy to one (or all) of the ingredients, and a trip to the doctor could be in order.
Approximately one in every 70 Australians is affected by some form of gluten intolerance. However, the challenge is in avoiding the ingredient because it pops up in almost everything you eat.
In addition to coeliac disease, gluten can also be linked to diabetes, lupus and some thyroid gland disorders, so it’s important you recognise the symptoms of a gluten allergy in order to make changes that can have a lasting impact on your life.
The biggest change you will notice is to your mood. You might have noticed an increasing sense of anxiousness or feelings of depression.
Another symptom of a gluten intolerance are digestive problems like diarrhoea, bloating, constipation and increase gas. It could be that you are sensitive to the ingredients in your food, so it’s best you visit your doctor to discuss the issues.
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You might also like to take a trip to the GP if you feel tired every time after you eat.
Hormonal imbalances, headaches and a feeling of constant fatigue is still one of the best known symptoms to indicate you have a problem with gluten.
Once you’ve seen your doctor and a diagnosis on your gluten tolerance is made, there are necessary changes you need to make to your lifestyle and especially your diet.
Do you or does someone you know have a gluten allergy? What changes have you had to make to control the condition? Do you have any tips for someone looking to eliminate gluten from their diet?