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Can Gluten Allergy With Fatigue Be Treated?

I seem to be allergic or insensitive to wheat (not gluten), but my symptoms are not typical of gluten allergy or intolerance. It's been a lifelong condition, so I suspect it is genetic. The main sympton is extreme fatigue within ten to thirty minutes, and up to three days of 'hangover' feeling afterwards. Until I became aware of the problem, I used to sleep up to 11 to 12 hours a night, and I struggled with concentration, energy levels and mood swings. I went off wheat almost ten years ago, and haven't looked back since, but I can't seem to match up my symptoms. Diarrhoea is part of it, but not to the extreme described. 44, 1.6, 90kg, generally healthy
Mon, 23 Mar 2015
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Hi,
Gluten is a protein mainly found in wheat and bread is a rich source of gluten.
If you are allergic to gluten then you must avoid foods made from wheat or its related grains,also avoid bread and meat like chicken,beef etc..
Allergy can be diagnosed only on the basis of patient's history although food allergic testing is done in laboratory but its not reliable and also adds cost to the patient.
The best way to cure allergy is to avoid contact with that particular allergen.
You can go to dermatologist and ask for antiallergic drugs like steroids and antihistamines.
Thanks.
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Can Gluten Allergy With Fatigue Be Treated?

Hi, Gluten is a protein mainly found in wheat and bread is a rich source of gluten. If you are allergic to gluten then you must avoid foods made from wheat or its related grains,also avoid bread and meat like chicken,beef etc.. Allergy can be diagnosed only on the basis of patient s history although food allergic testing is done in laboratory but its not reliable and also adds cost to the patient. The best way to cure allergy is to avoid contact with that particular allergen. You can go to dermatologist and ask for antiallergic drugs like steroids and antihistamines. Thanks.