Could You Be Suffering From Wheat Intolerance?
Wheat Intolerance Testing and Treatment
What is wheat intolerance?
Wheat intolerance affects around 15% of the population who react to the gluten ingredient found in many wheat products. Gluten is a complex protein used so that the wheat will stick together and rise when baked. Gluten can be found in other grains such as rye and barley, but wheat is the most common form of grain intolerance because it contains more gluten than other grains.
People with wheat intolerance may be able to eat small amounts of the offending foods, but larger amounts can cause them to feel unwell.
Wheat intolerance, wheat allergy and Coeliac Disease are all associated with eating foods containing wheat. Wheat can also trigger or worsen the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Wheat intolerance should not be confused with wheat allergy. Click here to learn more about wheat allergy.
What are the symptoms of wheat intolerance?
The most common symptoms of wheat intolerance include:
- Abdominal pain
- Aches and stiffness
- Depression and mood swings
As with wheat allergy, symptoms can also extend to include asthma, sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose, sore/itchy throat or skin rashes.
Wheat intolerance symptoms can take up to 48 hours to surface after eating wheat, which makes connecting the cause and the effect very difficult.
Most people suffer wheat intolerance symptoms for years without knowing their cause. The main reason that people don’t realise they are suffering from wheat intolerance is because the symptoms can be attributed to many different medical conditions, including Coeliac Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Which foodstuffs do I have to absolutely avoid in case of a wheat incompatibility?
Those who suffer from wheat intolerance should eliminate the following foods from their diet:
- Cereals, breads and pastas containing wheat, rye or barley.
- Sauces, yogurts and beer containing wheat stabilisers.
- Some types of sausage and beef containing wheat ingredients.
Who is most likely to be suffering from wheat intolerance?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, there is a strong possibility that you are suffering from wheat intolerance. The most common symptom experienced by those who are suffering from wheat intolerance is abdominal bloating.
How do I find out whether or not I have wheat intolerance? Intolerance testing is the key.
Taking a Food Intolerance Test enables you to eliminate uncertainty and confirm whether or not you have food intolerance. The ImuPro300 test can detect whether a food intolerance is present. It is possible to have a Type III IgG allergy or intolerance to certain foods and additives without your knowledge; you may be experiencing any one of a number of symptoms, whilst remaining totally oblivious to the cause.
When you receive your ImuPro300 test results and put your personalised diet rotation plan into practice you will soon notice the difference in your general wellbeing.
For more information on which foods are tested with ImuPro300, consult our list of foods tested.
Why is ImuPro the best way to find out if you have wheat intolerance?
ImuPro300 is the most comprehensive IgG test available, covering 270 foods. Tests that cover only 90 foods can often miss the foods that are causing you problems. It is an easy, fast method of pinpointing exactly which foods are causing a reaction. This way, you have a clear guideline to begin eliminating only those foods that are causing your symptoms, rather than having to maintain a strict diet that eliminates entire food groups.
If you suspect that you may be suffering from wheat intolerance and would like to discuss the best testing option for you, please contact us online or call us on 1300 481 151 for a free, no-obligation chat with a food intolerance testing specialist.
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