As you may know by now, gluten is a type of protein typically found in wheat, rye and barley. People who have gluten intolerance or sensitivity to this protein often experience unpleasant effects that might even interfere with their day to day activities. These symptoms are known to improve or disappear entirely when the affected person cuts out gluten from their diet entirely.
One of the main problems when it comes to gluten intolerance is that it’s often misdiagnosed. Because the symptoms are not extremely obvious or specific, gluten intolerance if often confused with allergies or even a common cold.
However, it is important to know what are some of the most common signs of gluten intolerance, and not ignore them if you have experienced some of these yourself.
For starters, one of the most common symptoms a person who has this type of intolerance will experience is anemia. Anemia means that a reduced amount of oxygen is carried around in the bloodstream. This often leads to people feeling tired all the time and having little energy.
Those with anemia will also experience constant headaches and palpitations.
Another symptom you should look out for is sudden weight gain. If your diet hasn’t change and your lifestyle has pretty much remained the same but you start gaining weight for no apparent reason, it could be that you have a gluten sensitivity.
The video below offers some more information on other symptoms that might indicate you have gluten intolerance, symptoms that should definitely be on your radar.