One of the most common food allergies on the planet are gluten allergies. Gluten allergies affect almost 1% of the general population, making wheat gluten allergy one of the most common forms of food allergy on the planet. If you have a wheat gluten allergy, then there are certain steps that you must take in order to ensure that you avoid this food whenever possible. Gluten allergies vary from mildly irritating to potentially life-threatening. Unlike other forms of food allergy, gluten allergies tend to manifest themselves in the form of digestive symptoms. Most food allergies usually result in hives, itchy skin, trouble breathing, and other respiratory symptoms.
You might have gluten allergies if you display any of the following symptoms after eating a product containing any form of wheat or wheat gluten: diarrhea, indigestion, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease, constipation, anaphylaxis, rashes, skin hives, or general congestion. Wheat gluten allergy also has the special designation of being more likely to cause anaphylaxis than other allergies. Anaphylaxis is the closing of the windpipe due to a wheat gluten allergy, and is potentially fatal.
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