What Are Signs of Gluten Intolerance?

Can You Suddenly Become Gluten Intolerant?

You can develop gluten intolerance suddenly, depending on genetic factors. Some people have symptoms of this condition earlier in life, while others don’t have signs of gluten intolerance until they’re older. If you suddenly have symptoms, you should see your doctor for testing and treatment. 

How Do You Test for Gluten Intolerance?

Your doctor might recommend trying a gluten-free diet to see if you do have a gluten intolerance. Keep in mind that other conditions, such as celiac disease and wheat allergies, can cause similar symptoms. If eliminating gluten from your diet eases your symptoms, this usually indicates gluten intolerance. Your doctor can test for wheat allergies or celiac disease if needed.

Is Excessive Gas a Sign of Gluten Intolerance?

Excessive gas can be a sign of gluten intolerance. Other digestive problems, such as bloating, can also occur. Keep in mind that excess gas is associated with other health problems as well, so it’s important to see your doctor for proper care. 

How Long After Eating Gluten Do Symptoms Start?

If you have a gluten sensitivity, you might begin to have symptoms shortly after eating. For some people, symptoms start a few hours after eating. For others, symptoms can start up to a day after having food with gluten in it.

What Are the First Signs of Gluten Intolerance?

Gluten intolerance can cause a wide range of symptoms. The signs of this condition that first appear, vary for each person. When you have this condition, you might have gas, bloating, abdominal pain or other digestive problems. Other signs that can occur include constipation, diarrhea, headaches, nausea, fatigue and joint pain. 

How Long Does It Take to Cleanse Your Body of Gluten?

This varies from person to person. Some people start feeling better after just a few days of eliminating gluten in their diet. For others, symptoms of gluten intolerance don’t go away for a few weeks or more. In some cases, certain symptoms might disappear early while others might take longer to go away. 

Can Gluten Intolerance Go Away?

Gluten intolerance isn’t fully understood compared to celiac disease. However, this condition might not be chronic or permanent. Making changes to your diet can help you manage this condition, but you might find that you don’t need to keep following a gluten-free diet for the rest of your life. 

What Does a Gluten-Free Diet Look Like?

Gluten is used in certain types of foods, such as wheat and barley, as well as in other food products. You might also find it in certain medications. When you need to switch to a gluten-free diet, you should read labels carefully and avoid foods with gluten in them. Many foods are gluten-free, including quinoa and other whole grains, citrus fruits, carrots, and some other vegetables, and some proteins. 

How Do You Eliminate Gluten?

You can eliminate gluten from your diet by reading food labels and medication labels. Avoid eating foods or taking medications that contain gluten. 

Can You Develop Gluten Intolerance in Your 20s?

You can develop gluten intolerance when you are in your 20s. This condition can also occur when you are older.


If you are experiencing symptoms of gluten intolerance, make an appointment today with Gotham Gastroenterology. Our specialists can offer a diet plan tailored to your needs.

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