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Wheat Intolerance Symptoms in Kids

Wheat Intolerance SymptomsWheat intolerance in kids develops because of the inability of their body to digest wheat. Gluten is the protein present in wheat which can’t be digested by some kids. Inability to digest this protein may develop a condition called celiac disease. Celiac is an auto immune disorder that is triggered by hyper sensitivity of small intestine to gluten. Hence if a kid is allergic to wheat or gluten, the child may experience some symptoms of wheat intolerance. Let us look into the

wheat intolerance symptoms in kids

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Symptoms of Wheat Intolerance in Kids:

Often, wheat intolerance and wheat allergy are used interchangeably. But this is an incorrect usage because they are not similar. Wheat allergy develops when the immune system releases some allergens to fight against the wheat proteins that it considers as a harmful substance, where as wheat intolerance develops if the body cannot digest the proteins of wheat giving rise to several reactions. Following are the

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  • Lowered immunity
  • Food craving
  • Skin rashes
  • Arthritis
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Low levels of blood iron
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Aching joints
  • Paleness of skin
  • Stomach upset
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramping and pain
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Mouth ulcers

Treatment for Wheat Intolerance in Kids:

It is difficult to diagnose wheat intolerance because the symptoms of this condition are almost similar to gastro intestinal disease. However, this disease may be detected by close and complete examination by a health care provider. If the medical practitioner suspects that your kid is suffering from wheat intolerance, he may advise the child to exclude wheat and products that contain gluten from the diet. If the signs subside, it is confirmed that the child is intolerant to wheat and thus, must stay away from wheat. The physician may also prescribe medications for treating vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and other symptoms of wheat intolerance. Besides, if the symptoms do not improve, the medical practitioner may recommend to undertake urine and blood test for determining the presence of other disorder or disease. The best treatment for wheat intolerance is to exclude wheat and other products containing gluten.

1 response to Wheat Intolerance Symptoms in Kids

  1. Hi, if 3 of those symptoms appears on a kid, does it possible that the kid have already wheat intolerance?

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