There are always going to be different strokes for different folks. And so it is with IBS. Each and every one of us has suffered from irritable bowel syndrome in one form or another in different degrees, from mild to extreme, and for different reasons. IBS is but one of a number of symptoms related to an acute gluten intolerance. Other symptoms of gluten sensitivity include something known as gluten ataxia and a wheat allergy.
IBS remains one of the most common stomach disorders, characterized by acute pains in the abdomen area. Other symptoms such as constipation and diarrhea are also common. In the US alone, as much as twenty percent of the population suffer from IBS. By going gluten free, many sufferers are helping to pave the way in helping others to understand and appreciate the many benefits of a gluten free diet, even when not exhibiting any telltale signs of gluten intolerance.
Any form of discomfort experienced could be as a result of high levels of starch and sugar in the diet. These are fermented quickly by bacteria in the gut, and this extremity causes symptoms such as bloating, cramping and gas. Most IBS symptoms can be reduced by simply going gluten free. This is quite easy to do since many more products are being added to supermarket shelves showing the label ‘gluten free’.
You will usually find this on your children’s favorite cereal boxes, and this is quite interesting because it is quite common for young growing children to show signs of gluten intolerance. But this does not mean that they are about to embark on a lifelong journey of discomfort since most children usually grow out of the symptoms of gluten intolerance by age twelve. Gluten ataxia is an autoimmune neurological condition.
This condition impacts on muscle coordination, leading to typical symptoms such as fatigue, speaking and difficulty in swallowing. You could also experience an uneven or unusual gait or muscle tremors if you have gluten ataxia. While there are numerous causes of ataxia very few of them are remotely related to gluten. The wheat allergy is rare. It is only triggered when the human body becomes over-sensitized to wheat. Hives, abdominal cramping, asthma and rashes are a few of the symptoms of this rare allergy.
In order to fully conclude whether you are gluten intolerant or not, all common symptoms need to be examined one by one.