WHAT GLUTEN IS?

Gluten is a protein contained in wheat and other cereals, barley, rye, oats, and its traces can be found in most foods we eat on a daily basis.glutenGluten sensitivity is an autoimmune disease that produces inflammation in the body, and affects organ systems, including brain, heart, joints, gastrointestinal tract…

These are just some of the diseases that gluten can cause or worsen.

OSTEOPOROSIS

This disease is characterized by a weakening of the bones and is typical for the elderly, and is responsible for a million fractures annually.

The latest studies say as prevention of osteoporosis would be good to avoid dairy products and gluten from the diet and calcium consumed from dark colored leaves of vegetables and supplements with vitamin D. In any case, changes in diet can certainly improve the situation.

Irritable bowel syndrome

This is a chronic gastrointestinal disease that affects between 7-20% of Americans. It is usually manifested by discomfort in the abdomen 2-3 times per month as well as diarrhea and constipation simultaneously.

Studies have shown that there is a link between this disease and celiac disease, and was also noted that after the ejection of gluten from the diet, patients significantly improved their condition and symptoms were incomparably smaller.

Anemia

This is the state of the blood caused by a reduced number of red blood cells or hemoglobin which is a red pigment in these cells. Red blood cells are very important because they carry oxygen to organs.

Their deficit or decreased levels of hemoglobin leads to improper functioning of the whole organism.

The most common causes of anemia are lack of iron, folate or vitamin B12. Lack of folate and iron are also one of the important symptoms of celiac disease because these nutrients are absorbed in the upper small intestine, where typically occurs damage from celiac disease.

Once the patient is on a gluten-free diet, the bowels recover and begin to absorb the necessary nutrients.

Malnutrition

The small intestine is coated with a layer which helps in the absorption of nutrients from food. Those who suffer from celiac disease and gluten will bring, then this membrane of the intestine will be attacked or whether they are eating well, their body will not receive the necessary nutrients, which can cause many problems and lead to malnutrition .

This malnutrition is not a smaller body mass, but less vital nutrients in the body.

Sores

There are many evidences that ulcers are associated with gluten. Ulcers are those small, painful blisters that appear in the mouth, the inside of the lips and cheeks. One study showed that ulcers greatly less occur in people who do not consume gluten.

Rheumatoid arthritis

It is still completely unclear whether gluten causes rheumatoid arthritis, but science says can certainly worsen the condition. The immune system sees gluten as an enemy and as soon as detects it attacks with all available means, while in the body causing numerous inflammatory bowel disease, and in other organs and tissues.

Doctors noticed that patients who suffer from this disease and do not eat gluten have far fewer problems than those who do consume it.

DERMATITIS

Intense itching, tingling feeling and tiny blisters on the elbows, knees, buttocks and scalp may indicate that you should not eat gluten. However, in terms of what is your intolerance, especially if you have celiac disease, despite gluten expulsion, should take some drugs.

If you suspect you are intolerant to gluten, do not do anything on your own, but see a doctor and do some tests that will accurately determine the level of intolerance.