symptoms of a "glutening"
It is important to note that this reaction is not the same as an allergic reaction and will not cause an anaphylactic shock.
Eating gluten by mistake
can lead to symptoms such as;
- Stomach pains
Not all individuals who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease
will experience symptoms if they consume gluten
, as some people who are diagnosed with coeliac disease do not experience the typical symptoms. Research shows that people who don’t experience these symptoms are less likely to follow a strict gluten free diet
, however, this does not mean that the gluten is not causing any damage to their gut. This is why it is very important to continue to eat gluten free food
as you will notice an improvement to your quality of life and in the longer term, you could affect your health.
Help I’ve eaten gluten by mistake
The sensitivity to gluten varies between individuals. Some people with coeliac disease or those who are sensitive to gluten can tolerate higher levels of gluten than others
Read Izzy's acount of eating gluten by mistake. Izzy has been diagnosed with Coeliac disease and Dermatitus Herpetiformis.
What to do if I have eaten gluten?
The important thing is to remember that following a gluten free diet is a learning process.
Preventing gluten contamination
in the future It is important that gluten free foods are not contaminated by gluten during storage and food preparation. Following theses practical measures will greatly reduce any risk.