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Gluten Intolerance - What Exactly Is Gluten Intolerance?

Gluten intolerance is a condition of a person when he reacts after consuming gluten. The person overreacts due to gastrointestinal problems and suffers from joint pain and depression. Gluten is a protein mainly fond in wheat, barley and rye.

Symptoms of gluten intolerance

If the person suffers from digestive issues such as gas, bloating or constipation, if he test positive for Keratosis Pilaris and if he feels tired after having the meal consisting of gluten then you will confirm that the person is suffering from gluten intolerance.

Eating gluten may cause diarrhea.

After years of experiments and the research work, doctors have confirmed about Gluten intolerance. The symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome or gas could lead to gluten intolerance and it may cause diarrhea.

Test for celiac disease before checking for gluten intolerance

The wheat allergy is diagnosed through the skin prick testing. In order to confirm that the person is suffering from gluten intolerance and not due-to the celiac disease, the non-celiac gluten sensitivity test is carried-out. If the celiac disease is ruled out completely only then wheat allergy and other conditions are tested according to the caused symptoms.

Is the blood test needed to check for celiac disease?

The most effective blood test for celiac sensitivity is the tTG-IgA test (Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies test) which will be positive in about 98% of patients who are on gluten containing diet.

Who needs the gluten-free diet?

The gluten-free diet is mainly for the persons who are suffering from gluten sensitivity or having tested for celiac disease. Once if you test positive for celiac disease and if you eat gluten then it will damage your small intestine. The intestine will not work properly and it will stop absorbing the nutrients completely. It will lead to malnutrition and you will start losing the weight in no time. You have to get the blood test done and depending on the results you need to get the intestinal biopsy done. One important fact about the gluten intolerance is that you should not start the diet for the disease without testing for it.

It is dangerous to quit gluten before testing the blood for celiac disease. It might create bigger health issues and increase the immune system may stop creating antibodies which are part of the blood test.

Benefits of Gluten-Free Diet

• Gluten-free diet is useful for the people who are sensitive to gluten. According to the doctors, never consider the gluten-free diet as a healthy diet just because it helps in weight–loss. But gluten-free diet has to be used properly to lose the weight.

• When you buy the gluten-free products, make sure that the products do not consist of the nutrients in form of glutens. Read the labels to make sure about the products such as fat, sodium, fibre and carbs.

• Always try gluten free baking and make use of gluten-free grains such as millet or quinoa.

Contact Information

  • +91 8800929600
  • +91 011-42381323
  • neeraj.arora@cmdsingapore.com

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