Grains such a wheat, spelt, rye, and barley contain a type of protein known to many as gluten. If you eat gluten and it triggers an immune response in the body, that can damage the small intestine and cause inflammation. This is known as celiac disease.
Celiac disease has a lot of negative symptoms, and it is an extremely serious condition. Around 1% of the entire population of the USA is affected in some way or another by celiac disease.
Celiac disease is commonly grouped into an allergy field, but in actual fact, it’s an autoimmune disease. This autoimmune disease is triggered by the injection of gluten and other proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat.
Celiac disease can cause a lot of damage to the body. There are many symptoms of celiac disease that are overlooked since they can vary widely and develop over time. Below we have documented the 11 most common symptoms of celiac disease that most people miss.
Watery motions that are completely loose are one of the first signs that most people experience when they are first told that they have celiac disease. In one study, 17% of the patients continue to have chronic diarrhea while 79 % reported experiencing diarrhea prior to any treatment given. Keep in mind that there are also many other possible causes of diarrhea, such as intestinal issues, infections, other food intolerances, allergies, many more. Another study of around 215 people found that they had diarrhea as one of the most common symptoms of celiac disease when it was left untreated.
Diarrhea is often accompanied with dehydration since your body is losing water constantly. This can be dangerous if you don’t replace the water loss in your body fast. It’s also important to replace the electrolytes you’ve lost as well. So as not to go through such a predicament, it’s best to find and remove all high gluten sources that could contribute to causing diarrhea.