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Gluten intolerance: the symptoms and differences with celiac disease you should know

Disorders due to gluten

Gluten intolerance has important symptoms to recognize. Let’s find out what they are and if there are differences with celiac disease.

Gluten intolerance and the symptoms that distinguish it are an increasingly widespread problem and on which there is still a lot of confusion due to the similarity with celiac disease which is instead a real allergy . It is therefore important to understand when we can talk about intolerance and what are the symptoms to recognize it.

Gluten intolerance: symptoms in adults

Gluten intolerance, also known as gluten sensitivity, is a problem that should not be confused with celiac disease. While leading to very similar symptoms, in fact, it is less severe and, more importantly, it does not damage the intestine. Having said that, it is a problem for which it is important to inform yourself in order to learn how to eat properly.

Disorders due to gluten
Disorders due to gluten

Going to the symptoms of gluten intolerance, these tend to show up right after eating gluten-containing foods and are:

– Abdominal swelling
– Headache
– Dysentery
– Stomach cramps
– Somnolence
– Exhaustion

At the moment, however, unlike celiac disease, there are no specific accredited tests that can detect intolerance. This is why it is important to go to the doctor in case of symptoms in order to understand the cause. And all without obviously neglecting the possibility that it is this.

Gluten allergy: symptoms

The line between gluten intolerance and allergy is very thin. The symptoms, in fact, are the same for both. What changes in the case of gluten allergy is the severity of the disorders due to the intake of the substance, which are produced in damage to the intestine and, in more serious cases, even in dangerous anaphylactic shocks (situations, on the other hand, are not present in those suffering from ” simple “intolerance).

At the same time, the reactions described above may have a lower incidence in intolerance. As for the cure, in both cases, it is necessary to make significant changes to the diet , avoiding foods containing gluten.

Furthermore, in case of intolerance, it is possible that with a targeted diet this can return and be kept under control. And all with a diet that the nutritionist (in collaboration with the allergist) will take care to make it as varied as possible, establishing case by case if and when to try to re-insert gluten. Which, on the other hand, is not feasible in case of celiac disease and allergy.

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