Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Wheat Allergies: The Differences

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Wheat Allergies: The Differences

When it comes to understanding the difference in food allergies, there’s a lot to learn. When it comes to Celiac Disease as opposed to gluten or wheat allergies or sensitivities, it’s important to understand the difference.

I’ve broken down the three different conditions below to help you get a better understanding of each.

– Celiac Disease
An autoimmune disease that can have serious effects on someone’s long term health. A few of the most common symptoms include weight loss or gain, diarrhea and constipation, fatigue, abdominal pain, headaches, joint pain, loss of bone mass, teeth problems, skin rashes, neuropathy, or brain fog.

– Gluten Sensitivity
Symptoms that occur when someone has a gluten sensitivity are very similar to Celiac Disease,  but there is no damage to the intestinal villi. People with gluten sensitivity are still unable to tolerate gluten. The most common symptoms are mental fatigue, physical fatigue, gas, bloating, headaches, and abdominal pain. You can also get numbness in the legs, arms, or fingers and experience brain fog.

– Wheat Allergy
Children or adults who have developed a wheat allergy will likely see symptoms fairly quickly after consuming wheat. These symptoms would be swelling, itching or irritation of the mouth or throat, hives, nasal congestion, headache, difficulty breathing, cramps, diarrhea, or anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening symptom that could also bring chest pains, severe difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, pale blue skin color, dizziness, or fainting.

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