It can actually be really bad

In today's society it's almost trendy to have an allergy to a particular food. The most common seem to be  lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance. Even though many people roll their eyes when they hear this, you shouldn't underestimate the serious problems that can be caused by gluten. It is important to note that gluten intolerance is not actually an allergy, but a sign of a  stomach acid problem. The intolerance occurs when undigested gluten proteins in the digestive system are treated like foreign objects in the body. This triggers stomach discomfort and simultaneously hinders the body's ability to absorb nutrients. The most obvious signs of an intolerance to a certain food are diarrhea and nausea, but here are some other symptoms that may appear if you are gluten intolerant.  

1. Chronic migraines

Headaches often occur in people who suffer gluten intolerance. Although it's not linked to a particular type of headache, the pain usually occurs around 30-60 minutes after eating.


2. Itchy skin

If there is a problem with the digestive tract, it can sometimes manifest itself externally through itchiness and/or eczema, dry and irritated skin.


3. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is also known as soft-tissue rheumatism and denotes pain in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These symptoms are most often found in women.  


4. Lactose intolerance

Gluten and lactose intolerance often have the same symptoms and some times they are even the result of one another. People who are lactose intolerant often can't handle gluten either. Important symptoms of lactose intolerance are heart burn, feeling bloated, and generally feeling unwell after eating.