Gluten is called a silent killer because it can cause chronic damage throughout the body. Sometimes the patient isn’t even aware of the consequences of gluten consumption. So, it’s better to check if your body has a gluten intolerance.
1 – Autoimmune diseases
Many people with autoimmune diseases have a history of gluten intolerance. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own intestine cells after gluten enters it. The problem is aggravated by the fact that this autoimmune disease increases the risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, such as autoimmune thyroiditis, autoimmune liver disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, vitiligo, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
2 – Iron deficiency anemia
Very often, Celiac disease is diagnosed because of iron deficiency anemia. Its symptoms include reduced blood volume, fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, pallor of the skin, mucous membranes, and even arthritis. Iron is poorly digestible since, with gluten intolerance, there’s an impairment of iron absorption in the intestine.
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