Wheat Intolerance Symptoms
Wheat is the major ingredient of our every day meal. However, because of excessive and improper intake of wheat, many people are now allergic to it.
According to latest research, every one out of ten individuals, experiences wheat intolerance in a lifetime. Wheat intolerance manifests itself in a wide range of manners that vary from person to person. The mechanism of wheat intolerance is not yet clear; still it is widely perceived that wheat intolerance is a result of incomplete digestion of wheat protein. Most probably, it is caused by lack of digestive enzymes in the body.
Common Symptoms of Wheat Intolerance:
Most common symptoms of wheat intolerance are:
- Severe Head Ache
- Chronic fatigue
- Watery eyes
- Weight loss
- Running nose
- Digestive problems
- Swollen limbs
Diagnoses and Test of Wheat Intolerance
When a person is allergic to wheat, his/her immune system reacts and produces more antibodies. Wheat intolerance can be diagnosed by undergoing a food challenge test. In this test, the patient is blindfolded and then tested for different wheat conditions. Subsequently, the patient is closely examined for three days to see if he/she develops any symptoms of wheat intolerance or not. Another method used to diagnose wheat intolerance is through IGG antibody blood test.
Elimination diet test is also conducted to diagnose wheat intolerance. In this test, food containing wheat elements are removed from a person’s diet for a couple of days or months. This helps to identify whether a person is suffering from wheat intolerance or not. The sufferer should avoid eating pizzas, pasta, biscuits or pancakes. Instead he/she should eat rice, potatoes, and corn. The patients, who take care of their diet, can enjoy a better quality life and avoid the discomfort by simply removing wheat from their diet.