The biggest problem with gluten allergy symptoms in adults is that since most people eat gluten-containing foods several times a day, and because symptoms often last hours, days or weeks, it is very hard to connect your symptoms to the cause.
Just to complicate things a bit more, few people have allergies to just one thing, so you may be experiencing symptoms from multiple allergies.
On the other hand, what appears to be a gluten allergy may in fact be celiac disease. It is important to know the difference.
Gluten Allergy Symptoms
Gluten Allergy Symptoms – the Slow Creep
If you feel healthy one day and sick the next, chances are you’ll visit the doctor.
If you slowly deteriorate over years, you may never really notice that you’re sick. Feeling a little off becomes normal.
Many people seem to walk around in a daze – forgetting things, not thinking straight, lacking energy, and having vague symptoms they can’t put their finger on or really explain to their doctor.
Many of these same people are not aware that they are sick. They think that it’s old age, stress from the job, children running them ragged.
All of the above and more can wear you down, but if you are healthy and have enough sleep, you should be able to deal with these problems as temporary setbacks rather than a permanent sate of negativity.
Allergies – to gluten or any number of other foods or inhalants such as dust and mold, are frequently the culprit.
Delayed Allergy Symptoms to Gluten
Many people have delayed symptoms to gluten. For example, if I eat gluten, I won’t feel a thing for about 24 hours. Then I rapidly loose it, and feel like crap for at least three weeks.
If you eat gluten every day, it is hard to connect the food with the experience of feeling sick or off.
Also, if you cut out gluten, you may notice no change at all for days or weeks.
This makes it hard to figure out that gluten is the problem, especially on your own by accident.
Now that you have read this article and realize the problem, you can learn to deal with it.
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Celiac disease has many symptoms in common with gluten allergies, although the underlying reasons are quite different.
If you suspect a gluten allergy, you should get tested for celiac disease.