Have you ever felt like doctors don’t take you seriously? You know that something is wrong with your health, but your practitioner is too quick to dismiss the concerns you experience. Through your own research you stumble upon this concept called gluten intolerance and realize that all of the signs of gluten sensitivity listed are identical to what you’re experiencing.
When I was in college, I too chased after elusive answers regarding my health while every doctor I saw felt my case wasn’t worth the time. A total of seven different doctors over the course of two years attributed my undiagnosed gluten intolerance(at the time) to other seemingly unrelated individual symptoms that got me nowhere.
Constant headaches or migraines
If you experience headaches or migraines extreme that make you completely weak, you may have intolerance to gluten. It is interesting that migraines are very common in people who suffer from gluten intolerance. These headaches can be quite severe, so you should give yourself a chance to recover if you ever experience them.
Sudden weight gain
One of the symptoms that most confuses people who do not tolerate gluten is a rapid increase in body weight. Weight gain in people who are gluten intolerant can result from two things: 1) have systemic inflammation, which is triggered by gluten, or 2) the permeability of the bowels and malabsorption, which are two side effects of intolerance to gluten.
Unstable immune function
When one of your IgA antibodies is sensitive or intolerant to gluten is essentially what causes the immune functionality to become unstable or abnormal. These antibodies are the main defense against the flu, colds and various other diseases.
Experiencing brain “fog”
People who are intolerant to gluten have very interesting cases of experiencing brain fog, subtle symptom. Various things can cause this reaction; however, the scientific belief is that the abnormal activity on your gluten IgG is the reason for reduced cognitive function.
Constant fatigue / exhaustion
Experiencing constant tiredness or exhaustion can be associated with side effects of brain fog. However, most of the researchers believe that this is because people who are intolerant to gluten have very little energy levels in the “tanks” of their bodies.