Hypersensitivity to Gluten – Is it True Intolerance Or Not?

The symptoms of Hypersensitivity to Gluten are similar to those of celiac disease, which is an inherited disorder characterized by a damaged small intestine.

Hypersensitivity to Gluten Is it True Intolerance Or Not

The most common form of adversity to Gluten is celiac disease. People with this condition have an intolerance to the protein found in grains. They have a condition called celiac sprue. This is an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine and is characterized by a lifelong intolerance to gluten.

Hypersensitivity to Gluten

There is another type of Hypersensitivity to Gluten that is relatively new. This type of Intolerance is characterized by symptoms that are not typical of celiac disease. It has to be noticed that when we talk  of the latter Hypersensitivity to Gluten we refer to a non-autoimmune and non allergic manifestation of similar traits as per the celiac disease but not necessarily the same.

Hypersensitivity to gluten


The symptoms of Gluten Intolerance vary from person to person. One person can tolerate 1 slice of bread per day, while another person cannot tolerate even half a serving. However, the higher the amount of gluten, the more likely the person will experience symptoms. Fortunately, there are several ways to make a diet free of gluten. A dietician can help families create a healthy, natural diet for their family. It may involve shopping for fruits, vegetables, and meat.

Determining the amount

However we look at it, the higher the level of gluten, the greater the risk of symptoms. A registered dietician from Om Research in Milan, Italy, says that it is difficult to determine a specific amount of gluten sensitivity, but that it is possible for a person to have Gluten Intolerance with just one serving of bread daily.

Gluten free diet is what you should consider

A person with Gluten sensitivity may have a wheat allergy or a gluten-sensitive condition. While a person with this ailment will have to limit gluten intake to avoid complications, a gluten-free diet can help reduce the occurrence of these symptoms. 

Other symptoms

In addition to gluten sensitivity, people with gluten allergies may also experience other symptoms. These include a “foggy mind,” joint pain, and numbness in the legs. Symptoms of Gluten aversion include the following: (a) Fatigue, or 2) Inflammation and gastrointestinal discomfort. Other GI disorders can cause anaphylactic shock. Acute and chronic reactions to food can lead to anemia.

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11 Responses

  1. The difference is that celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, in which the consumption of gluten damages the villi in the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of food nutrients.

  2. People are born with a gene predisposed to celiac disease, and when they take gluten, the disease is triggered

  3. I recently read that some people can tolerate gluten for a while, but then suddenly something changes and the body is no longer able to tolerate gluten-based foods, thus triggering various reactions.

  4. Conversely, gluten sensitivity, or intolerance, is not an autoimmune disease, nor does it have a genetic component.

  5. With gluten sensitivity, a person may be able to tolerate small amounts of gluten without experiencing any particular symptoms

  6. Non-celiac sensitivity to gluten or gluten sensitivity is a condition that has been talked about a lot in recent years.

  7. Sensitivity to gluten is reversible, and when diagnosed it requires a “detoxifying” treatment that for a certain period eliminates gluten from the diet, which is then reintroduced little by little until returning to normal nutrition.

  8. As often happens, prevention is better than cure, and the golden rule for avoiding gluten sensitivity is to follow a varied, healthy and balanced diet!

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