Did you know that gluten intolerance is a fairly common problem? In fact, about 18-million Americans have gluten sensitivity. Gluten intolerance is defined by adverse reactions to gluten which is a protein found mostly in wheat, barley, and rye. The most severe form of gluten intolerance is celiac disease which affects about 1-percent of the population.
Both gluten intolerance and celiac disease can cause a variety of symptoms from digestive problems like gassiness and abdominal pain to more obscure symptoms that have nothing to do with digestion. Follow along as we explore some of the most common signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance!
Bloating and Abdominal Pain
Bloating can be caused by many different things, but it’s also one of the most common symptoms of gluten intolerance. Bloating can feel like your belly is swollen or full of gas after you eat. It can leave you feeling uncomfortable and miserable.
Along with bloating, abdominal pain is another common symptom of gluten intolerance. Healthline explains, “Up to 83% of those with gluten intolerance experience abdominal pain and discomfort after eating gluten.”