Today, we increasingly hear of such a violation in work in the body, asgluten intolerance. This is not as serious a disorder as, for example, celiac disease, but it still delivers certain inconvenience and adversely affects the different parts of our body, when we consume this type squirrel.
In our today's article, we will talk about the most common symptomsgluten intolerance: the appearance of lumps on the hands for no apparent reason.
From celiac disease affects the whole body
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease characterized by a constantintolerance to foods containing gluten.
Gluten is found in wheat, oats, barley and rye. On the labels of food products it is customary to write whether they contain gluten or not (this is, as a rule, processed and herbal products).
Usually celiac disease is still a genetic disease, although there are cases when it develops in the process of human life.
When consuming gluten, a patient suffering from celiac disease receives an immune response from his body:
Gluten intolerance is the same as celiac disease, or not?
In recent years, several disorders have been identified that are associated with varying degrees of sensitivity to gluten, which are not celiac disease.
In these cases, we are not talking about the autoimmune basis of diseases, they are caused by something else, but so far it has not been established exactly what it is.
The problem is that these disorders are rather difficult to diagnose.Symptoms can appear gradually and be very similar to the signs of other health problems.
That is why it is important to know the possible symptoms of gluten intolerance, and one of them is the appearance of lumps on the hands.
Piles on the hands
Some people have small lumps on their hands, they look like goosebumps..
This symptom is called follicular keratosis. It occursdue to lack of bodyfatty acids andvitamin Aand is characterized by the appearance of irregularities on the back of the arms (forearms).
The deficiency of these substances is in no way connected with poor nutrition. The fact is that intolerance to gluten gradually harms the intestines and prevents the normal absorption of fats.
We can live with these "lumps" for years and do not even think to connect their appearance with intolerance to gluten. If you find these and you want to make sure that the reason is exactly this, let's consider other symptoms. About them further in a little more detail.
Here are the other possible symptoms of gluten intolerance:
- Problems with digestionsuch as bloating, increased gas production, heartburn, etc.
- Strong fatigue, especially after consumption of products containing gluten (pasta, cookies, bread, etc.). Also, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia should be considered.
- Hormonal disorders.In women, it is easy to determine, especially if they have an irregular menstrual cycle, painful menstruation, infertility or miscarriages.
- Migraine. Migraines are almost always associated with digestive problems (but the cause may not be necessarily gluten).
- Inflammation and pain in the joints.
- Anxiety, depression andmood swings.
If in a family you have someone who suffers (or suffered) from autoimmune diseases (thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, etc.), the risk of experiencing gluten intolerance significantly increases.
How do I know if I have gluten intolerance or not?
If you find yourself experiencing several of the above symptoms, then consult a doctor. He will suggest that you do the appropriate tests to confirm or, conversely, to exclude this disorder.
However, the diagnosis can not be 100% accurate. It happens, when the result is negative, and a certain sensitivity to gluten in a patient is still available.
Another way to find out if you have gluten intolerance or not, iscompletely exclude from the diet all products in which it is contained. To adhere to such food costs at least 1 month.
And here it is important to be strict to yourself, because the body will take some time to get rid of all the toxins. And they appear just because of gluten, which remained "undigested" and "undeveloped." So you will have to carefully study the labels on the packages with products, so as not to harm yourself.
We assure you, you will be very surprised to learn how much they really are!
If you do not eat at home, thenalways ask if the selected dishes contain flour(it is often added to sauces, breadcrumbs, desserts, beer, alcoholic beverages, etc.).
After a month you can tryagain introduce into your diet products with gluten and look at the reaction of the body.