This is a list, although lengthy, not exhaustive of common symptoms associated with gluten intolerance and coeliac disease:

  • Upper and lower respiratory tract disorders: sinusitis, allergies, post nasal drip, asthma, bronchitis, “glue ear” in babies, since gluten causes a mucous build-up.
  • Headaches and Migraine (gluten cause dilation of blood vessels)
  • Malabsorption of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, water and fats and oils) leading to any of the following: anaemia, osteoporosis, nervous system disorders, endocrine system disorders (when the microscopic finger-like projections on the intestinal walls are flattened by gluten in an autoimmune way, they cannot absorb nutrients as they are supposed to)
  • Skin complaints: Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH), eczema, urticaria, psoriasis (these disorders are generally of an autoimmune nature where white blood cells called T-cells attack the body’s own tissue).
  •  Digestive system disorders: Coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, spastic colon, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) constipation, diarrhoea, inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract, gall bladder malfunction, stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers, oesophagitis, mouth ulcers.
  • Autoimmune system disorders: Chronic active hepatitis, Addison’s disease, Insulin Dependent Diabetes Type 1, Myasthenia Gravis, Mouth ulcers,+ Pernicious Anaemia, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, Grave’s disease (overactive thyroid), Hashimoto’s disease (under active thyroid), cardiomyopathy, pacreatitis, kidney disorders, bladder disorders, gall bladder disorders, lung disorders, multiple sclerosis,  amongst others….
  • Infertility, and birth defects
  • Problems of the mind due to the harmful peptides released by both gluten and casein (in dairy products): ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive disorder), autism, dyslexia, depression (including bi-polar depression), Alzheimer’s disease
  • Neurological disorders: Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, muscle tics, speech stammering, Tourette’s syndrome,
  • Weight problems: either underweight or overweight, even obesity.
  • Genetic disorders like Down’s syndrome, Diabetes type 1 and possibly others, as they share Chromosome 6 on the DNA.
  • Cancers of the digestive tract and organs related to digestion, as well as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.