Many of us have some form of gluten intolerance and wait for 6 to 10 years to be diagnosed. It’s an easily fixable condition so you don’t have to wait for that long. The sad thing is that the vast majority of people with the condition will never be diagnosed. That’s a shame when you consider how far-reaching the symptoms are. Some people go to all sorts of lengths to treat the mental and physical symptoms of gluten intolerance without ever really figuring out gluten is at the root of their problems.
Are you one of them? Talk to your doctor if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
1- Digestive Issues
There are many digestive issues associated with gluten intolerance. These include gas, abdominal pain or cramping, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation in children. (Medicine Net)
Also pay attention for foul-smelling stool and nausea after eating foods with gluten as that’s likely to be your body trying to tell you something.
2- Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)
Keratosis pilaris, otherwise known as chicken skin, is a skin condition that appears as raised, hard bumps on the skin.
They look like goosebumps, but they don’t go away like goosebumps would. This skin condition along with dermatitis herpetiformis, a similar skin condition, has been linked to gluten intolerance.
It can be easy to shrug keratosis pilaris off as it’s technically harmless, which is why it often gets missed as a symptom of gluten intolerance.