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Understanding Gluten Intolerance - Symptoms and Signs

By Brandon Schmid Subscribe to RSS | March 8th 2012 | Views:

Gluten intolerance is often referred to as Celiac disease or Coeliac disease. These digestive disorders are often associated with a gluten allergy or a wheat allergy. Each is very similar but differs slightly because the symptoms are different in every person. It is estimated that 1 in 133 people suffer from Celiac disease and more than 1 in 22 could suffer from gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity. Most experts feel that the number of those who suffer from each disorder will continue to increase because many people have yet to be diagnosed.

Gluten Intolerance and Celiac disease causes the body to react to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. That protein is known as gliadin. Any person of any age, gender or race can become intolerant to gluten during any time of their life, however, most patients appear to be of European ancestry.

Patients can experience gluten intolerance symptoms that range from severe to mild or even non existent. Please visit for more information.

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance Can Include:


Mild Weakness


Bone Pain

Weight Loss

Abdominal Bloating

Nutritional Deficiencies

Overall poor health

Gluten intolerance and Celiac disease are becoming a common condition. There are many foods to avoid including many processed foods, wheat or grain products and even cosmetics. If a person who is diagnosed consumes a food that contains gluten any or all of the above listed gluten intolerance symptoms may cause for pain, discomfort or in some cases death due to cancers of the bowel or digestive tract. Before you visit a doctor, it is extremely important to educate yourself by looking for a quality gluten intolerance blog, or find a gluten intolerance ebook to help.

If you have been diagnosed with gluten intolerance you must read labels before buying certain foods or look for foods that are labeled 'Gluten Free'.

If you have been diagnosed you must avoid the following foods that contain:




Because gluten can be located in many of the foods we eat or in other items such as cosmetics or medications, you must train yourself to look for gluten free items in order to avoid the symptoms of gluten intolerance.

If you would like to discover how to avoid gluten intolerance symptoms then visit . There are dozens of informative posts, recipes and resources to help you avoid gluten and avoid the symptoms.

Brandon Schmid - About Author:
Conrad Dekker is a content specialist who loves to write articles on many interesting topics. The above article written by him, shares informative views about Gluten Intolerance and facts people should know about this disease.

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