Gluten Illnesses

List of Conditions Linked To Gluten

This is a bit of a stunner. Here, the Gluten Free Society list the most common conditions that have been directly linked to gluten sensitivity and then a longer list of possible linked diseases:

 “The Following Diseases Have Been Directly Associated with Gluten Sensitivity. Those diagnosed with these conditions may benefit tremendously by being genetically tested for gluten sensitivity.

 The following is a list of very common manifestations. [I have added some others to this that I have found to be equally common in practice over the last few years – mine are in italics]

  • Asthma
  • Hypothyroid
  • Adrenal Issues
  • Ezcema 
  • Psoriasis
  • Autism
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety/Panic attacks
  • Colic
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (and IBDs like colitis, Crohn’s etc)
  • Infertility (and, sadly, recurrent miscarriage)
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Iron deficiency anemia (and malabsorption of all kinds causing myriad nutrient deficiencies and imbalances)
  • Alopecia
  • Osteoporosis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Gum sores/soreness
  • Swelling of the oesophagus
  • Restless legs
  • Migraine and recurrent headaches
  • Many autoimmmune diseases
  • Any recurrent issue not responding to normal interventions are suspects!