This article is republished with permission from our friends at Higher Perspective.

People who are extremely sensitive to the protein known as gluten, which is found in rye, barley, and wheat, can have reactions, possibly extreme, after ingesting the protein.

The symptoms that follow this intolerance can result in depression, fatigue, joint pain, gastrointestinal issues, and more.

Here are six common symptoms of gluten intolerance to look out for:


1. Constant Headaches or Migraines


If you experience headaches or extreme migraines that leave you completely debilitated, you may have an intolerance to gluten.

Interestingly enough, migraines are very common in people who suffer from gluten-intolerance.

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These headaches can be pretty severe, so you should give yourself the chance to recover if you ever experience them.

2. Mouth Problems

People who have an intolerance to gluten may also suffer from “aphthous stomatitis”, which is a condition in which you constantly experience mouth ulcers as well as canker sores.

Additionally, due to malabsorption, people who are intolerant to gluten have a much harder time keeping their teeth healthy since they can have very low levels of calcium.

3. Sudden Weight Gain


One of the symptoms that has left a majority of the gluten-intolerant community baffled is the unexplained, sudden weight gain they experience.

Normally, weight gain in people who are gluten-intolerant could result from two things: 1) they have systemic inflammation, which was triggered by gluten, or 2) malabsorption and gut permeability, which are two side-effects of being gluten-intolerant.

4. Unstable Immune Functionality

When one of your IgA antibodies is sensitive or intolerant to gluten, the counteracting effect on your immune system is essentially what causes your immune functionality to become unstable or abnormal.

These antibodies are your body’s main defense against the flu, colds, and various other illnesses.

5. Experiencing Brain Fog


People who are gluten-intolerant have very interesting cases of experiencing brain fog, a subtle symptom.

A variety of things can trigger this reaction, however, the scientific belief of this symptom is that the abnormal activity to gluten in your IgG is the reason for any diminished cognitive functionality.

6. Constant Fatigue/Exhaustion

Experiencing constant fatigue or exhaustion could be related to the side-effects of brain fog.

However, most research believes this is because people who are intolerant to gluten have very little energy levels on reserve for their bodies to begin with.


Higher Perspective. (2016, September 15). 6 Obvious Signs of Gluten Intolerance That Everyone Ignores. Retrieved from

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