Diseases/ Disorders/Symptoms

Gluten has been connected to many medical symptoms, disorders, and diseases. 

The list of symptoms related to eating gluten is very lengthy and appears to be growing every day. There are over 300 registered symptoms for Celiac. There are over 140 recorded symptoms for Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.

The list below is a partial list of possible symptoms found in any gluten-related diseases. It is an alphabetical order and not priority order.
Abdominal Pain
Acid reflux
Behavioral Issues
Bone Pain
Brain Fog
Chronic Constipation
Chronic Fatigue
Delayed Puberty
Dental Enamel Issues
Growth Issues in Children
Intestinal Issues
Iron Deficiency
Irregular menstrual periods
Irritable bowel syndrome
Joint Pain
Mouth Sores
Muscle Cramps
Neurological symptoms: (This is a short list of possible neurological issues)
          Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
          Behavioral Issues
          Brain Abnormalities
          Brain Fog
          Cognitive Troubles
          Gluten Ataxia
          Gluten Encephalopathy
          Gluten and Schizophrenia
          Lack of muscle coordination
          Language Issues
          Learning disability        
Osteoporosis (bone loss)
Sjogren’s Disease
Skin Rashes
Thyroid Disease
Tingling in the hands and feet
Turner Disease
Type 1 diabetes
Watery, Itchy Blisters
Weight Loss

Williams Disease

These are a few of the diseases: 
1.  Autism(ASD) and other Behavioral Disorders are now being linked to gluten and dairy consumption. 
2.  Celiac disease (CD) is also known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy. 
  • It is an autoimmune disease which is genetic and therefore it can be inherited.
  • It affects people of all ages and it is believed that approximately 1 in 141 people have Celiac disease.
  • When gluten is eaten, the villi in the small intestine become damaged.
  • There are over 300 registered symptoms for Celiac.
  • The most common symptoms are diarrhea, bloating, anemia, chronic fatigue, weakness, bone pain, weight loss and muscle cramps.
3.  Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune thyroid disorder. It is believed that when gluten is eaten the body believes it is a foreign substance and sends histamines to attack the gluten. The histamines can mistake the thyroid for gluten and attack it instead. This can occur in other organs of the body as well. (Kharrazian, p.5-8)
4.  Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity symptoms are similar to Celiac, but unlike Celiacs, the symptoms extend past the digestive system. Symptoms can include brain fog, headaches, joint pain, numbness of the arms & legs, muscle cramps, and chronic fatigue.
5.  Dermatitis Herpetiformis is the same disease as Celiac but the symptoms manifest themselves under the skin causing “groups of watery, itchy blisters that may resemble pimples or blisters.” (gluten.net # 29.)
6.  Autoimmune Diseases: Research has begun to prove that many autoimmune diseases are triggered or affected by the consumption of gluten.

Boyd, Christine. Gluten Attack: Ataxia Is gluten attacking your brain? Living Without Magazine. Feb/Mar 2011 Issue. Page 4

Boyd, Christine. Gluten & Your Brain. Living Without Magazine. April/May 2014. Pp26-33 

Green, Peter H.R. MD and Jones, Rory. Celiac Disease, A Hidden Epidemic. New York: Morrow, 2010.

Kharrazian, Datis DHSc, DC, MS. MNeuroSci.  Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Results Are Normal. Elephant Printing LLC ; 1 edition. February 2, 2010.


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