Potential Signs You May Have a Gluten Allergy
Now more than ever, there is a heightened awareness of gluten intolerance, and there are many gluten-free alternatives for people who are allergic. However, many people aren’t able to enjoy the benefits of removing gluten from their diet because they simply don’t know they have an allergy, leaving them to suffer painful symptoms, which may include:
- Bloating and painful gas buildup in the abdomen
- Recurring diarrhea and/or constipation
- Pale and/or bad-smelling stool
- Severe abdominal pain
- Recurring migraines and/or headaches
- Lethargy and persistent tiredness
- Iron deficiency and anemia
- Blistering of the skin
- Depression after eating foods that contain gluten
- Unexpected fluctuations in weight (particularly weight loss)
- Pain in joints and muscles
- Numbness in the limbs
When to See a Doctor About a Possible Gluten Allergy
Mild discomfort or indigestion may not be much cause for concern. However, when you experience symptoms that are so uncomfortable that they disrupt your life, it’s time to seek medical advice and get a professional opinion. Doing so as soon as possible can be critical when seeking to alleviate your symptoms and prevent them from continuing to affect your mood, sleep, work performance, and other important areas of your life.
Primary Care Doctors in Fort Worth & Throughout North Texas
At Primary Care Associates of Texas, we believe in helping you find real explanations for your symptoms. With experienced doctors throughout North Texas, we are prepared to comprehensively evaluate your health and help you determine the root cause of your discomfort, whether or not it turns out to be a gluten allergy. Allow us to come alongside you and equip you with the information, resources, and practical tools you need to remain as healthy and happy as possible.
Call today to connect with a Fort Worth primary care physician, or book your appointment online.