It is important to note that these symptoms can appear right after meals and may not always last long.
Here is a list of symptoms we can assess on our own to determine if we might have gluten sensitivity:
- Dizziness – Dizziness and feeling off balance is yet another sign of gluten intolerance.
- Autoimmune Diseases – Certainly not in all cases, but in some cases, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Psoriasis have been found to be rooted in gluten intolerance.
- Chronic Fatigue – Chronic fatigue can be caused by something as easy to fix as dehydration and as severe as HIV. If you have chronic fatigue, see a doctor about it. Fatigue, brain fog, and feeling tired especially after meals that contain gluten are another clear indicator.
- Keratosis Pilaris – Otherwise known as “chicken skin” that’s commonly found on the backs of arms and your thigh is the result of fatty acid deficiency caused by gluten damaging the gut.
- Fibromyalgia – Some people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigues actually have gluten intolerance but don’t realize it. If you’ve been diagnosed, consider gluten as the potential cause.
- Persistent Headaches – Migraines and persistent headaches is another potential sign of gluten intolerance. They can also be signs of dehydration and other disorders. See a physician if your headaches don’t stop.
- Routine Digestive Issues – Gas, diarrhea, bloating, and constipation that persists seemingly without cause is one of the most obvious signs. Constipation is a common sign of gluten intolerance.