8 Serious Warning Signs of Gluten Intolerance That Should Not Be Ignored

Apr 25, 2018

Have you been told you just have a bad stomach? Or maybe you have just suffered through it in silence. “It’s probably just something I ate!” you say to yourself. However, it could in fact be something you ate causing some serious problems. Many people suffer from gluten intolerance without even realizing it.
We’ve gathered up some potential ways gluten intolerance could be effecting your life without you even realizing it!

Stomach Ache

You have just eaten some foods high in gluten such as bread or pizza. Not long after, you begin to feel pains in your stomach. A gluten intolerance can cause your body to not absorb nutrients properly. You may feel bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation. 




Have you been feeling off balanced, disoriented or foggy? Gluten could be the cause! Many times, people don’t connect the dizziness with their gluten intolerance until after they give up gluten. However, it is one of the first symptoms people experience. Don’t ignore it!


Mood Swing

Any time you don’t feel well, your mood can drastically swing. Your body is in distress which causes your mind to become distressed. Don’t blame yourself. Your food could be to blame for your ill temperament. Keep track of your moods and how they are effected after you eat gluten.


Do you feel like you get headaches more than normal? Have you tried everything possible to get rid of them? Maybe you should start looking a your food! Gluten intolerance can cause headaches within an hour after eating. 

Itchy Skin

Believe it or not, many skin conditions can be traced back to a gluten intolerance. When your intestines become irritated, it can make your skin irritated. Crazy! It could be something as simple as itchy skin or it could be as serious as skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.



Many people suffer from fibromyalgia, a condition that causes a lot of pain throughout the body. However, not many people know the symptoms of fibromyalgia may decrease or even go away completely by cutting gluten out of their diet. 

Chronic Fatigue

When people have chronic fatigue, the first thing they look at is their sleeping habits. But their problems may be more related to their eating habits. Having a gluten intolerance can cause people to be very tired throughout the day, especially after meals.


Lactose Intolerance

If you have a lactose intolerance, it is possible you have a gluten intolerance as well. It is found that many people who are sensitive to lactose can have their symptoms worsened by eating foods high in gluten. 

What we put in our bodies can have a drastic effect on our lives. It’s crazy how eliminating one thing out of your diet can change your life and improve your quality of life. 


Do you notice you have some of the symptoms above or know someone who does? Let them read this article! Do you have a gluten intolerance with additional symptoms? Comment and let us know!


Our content is created to the best of our knowledge, yet it is of general nature and cannot in any way substitute an individual consultation by your doctor. Your health is important to us!