Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten sensitivity is a complicated condition in which the body negatively reacts to gluten or wheat. The medical term for gluten sensitivity is “non-celiac gluten sensitivity.” Because there is often a delayed reaction with gluten sensitivity, it is often difficult to pinpoint. People with gluten sensitivity can experience a variety of symptoms when gluten is present in their diets, including those ranging from intestinal issues like abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation to other conditions such as depression, “brain fog,” ADHD-like behavior and chronic fatigue. Gluten sensitivity can unmistakably disrupt one’s quality of life if it is not properly treated.

At Houston Health and Wellness, we understand how gluten sensitivity can negatively affect your daily life and overall well-being. We want to help you find the holistic treatment you need to achieve maximum optimal health so that you can live a life you enjoy. You will find that our clinic is well equipped to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with gluten sensitivity.

Gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance are often misunderstood. Although there is a body reaction to wheat, this is not the same wheat that people consumed many years ago. Today’s wheat is not only processed differently, but it is also genetically and biologically different. In the past, the nutrient density of wheat was better preserved and was therefore better absorbed and more beneficial for our health. This plays a significant role in the increasing cases of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease (the most severe form of gluten intolerance) that currently plague our society. In fact, many researchers believe that modern wheat is more harmful to celiac sufferers than past wheat varieties because it contains higher amounts of problematic glutens. The body does not recognize these added glutens that are in today’s over-processed wheat and thus cannot break down its amino acids. Consequently, this bulk of amino acids is regarded as toxins by the body and will inevitably cause inflammation.

Gluten Sensitivity Tests

At Houston Health and Wellness, we begin diagnosis of gluten sensitivity by using screenings and diagnostic tests. A diagnosis of gluten sensitivity is confirmed when you are not diagnosed with celiac disease, but you still have adverse reactions when gluten is present in your diet.

If you have symptoms related to gluten sensitivity or intolerance, please contact us today to schedule comprehensive tests and screening to properly diagnose your condition. If gluten sensitivity is not properly diagnosed, management of the condition cannot be done effectively, and your quality of life can suffer greatly.

Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms and Treatment

Individuals who have been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity do not typically experience the intestinal damage or develop the antibodies found in celiac disease. However, patients with gluten sensitivity can still suffer from common symptoms of brain fog, depression, ADHD-like behavior, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue. If you experience these symptoms and suspect that you have sensitivity to gluten, please do not self-diagnose and begin a gluten free diet on your own. Our physicians can conduct the proper screenings and tests to ensure you have an accurate and safe treatment plan.

For effective gluten sensitivity treatment in Houston, TX, please contact Houston Health and Wellness. Our holistic medical practice is here to help all of our patients achieve maximum optimal health. If you have a gluten sensitivity that is undiagnosed or that is not being managed effectively, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to restore your health and overall well-being. Dietary modifications can be remarkably important in improving how you feel and how your body functions.

Contact Houston Health and Wellness today to learn more about how gluten affects your health and to schedule a comprehensive evaluation by one of our skilled physicians who specialize in gluten sensitivity.

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