Clumsiness and Dizziness Maybe the Signs of Gluten Allergy or Coeliac Disease!

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UK is currently going through the 4th week of Covid-19 lockdown and people are trying to time pass in cooking, baking, and other activities to engage themselves. But cooking especially baking may not be an option for people who are allergic to gluten. Surprisingly, many people don’t even know that they have coeliac disease. However, health experts have shared that constant dizziness and clumsiness in a person may be the signs of gluten allergy.

Dr. Babak Ashrafi gives online consultation at Zava Med. In one of his recent interviews, he said that eating gluten-rich food can show up an unusual immune response as it is an autoimmune disease. These gluten-rich foods include wheat, barley, rye, etc.

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But it is sometimes hard to identify it because it shows differently in some people. Many of them experience unexplained clumsiness and dizziness which according to Dr. Ashrafi are signs of gluten allergy.

This allergy causes inflammation inside the gut which shows up different problems for example fatigue, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and pain. while most people believe that the signs of gluten allergy are only related to digestion, it may also show up showing fatigue, stress, clumsiness, etc.

Although it is rare but sometimes the human immune system can also affect the balance in the brain and causing  “gluten ataxia”. It is a real medical condition that affects the body’s balance, speech, and coordination of the brain and body parts.

Anyone who suspects having coeliac disease should immediately look for these warning signs of gluten allergy and talk to a doctor about them. Dr. Ashrafi emphasizes talking to a doctor if a person experiences one or all of the signs of gluten allergy for a prolonged period.

Gluten allergy is a common health condition and it can affect every 1/100 people in the world. For some reason, the patients of with coeliac disease are increasing mainly because of poor dietary and lifestyle changes.

Coeliac disease or gluten allergy travels from the old generation to the new generation in affected families. The University of Chicago Medical Center estimates that people who have a parent or a sibling with gluten allergy have a higher chance of getting this condition too.

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People with other autoimmune diseases also sometimes develop gluten allergy. The risk is highest for patients with lupus, thyroid, down syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lactose intolerance, lymphoma, Turner syndrome, and intestinal cancer.

When you go to a doctor and explain your supposed signs of gluten allergy, he is most likely to ask for family history and complete a physical examination. For confirmation of this allergy, he may also conduct blood tests as people with the Coeliac disease often have excessive antiendomysium (EMA) and anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTGA) antibodies in their bodies. These blood tests help to make a diagnosis regarding the coeliac disease.

Unfortunately, there is no treatment for a gluten allergy. It is a sensitivity of the body and it can not be ‘treated’ permanently. But removing gluten and all gluten-made things helps the body to heal itself naturally. Once a person goes gluten-free, his body starts to absorb nutrients from the food which it requires. Talk to your doctor about how to live a gluten-free life.



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