Wheat allergy

Wheat Allergy

Wheat Allergy

Wheat allergy is highly prevalent these days among people of different age groups. In this medical issue, a child or an adult starts developing symptoms or signs in a short span of time after the ingestion of wheat products. It is a kind of allergic reaction to the ingestion of foods consisting of wheat and in some cases, the symptoms appear even after inhaling wheat flour.

Wheat allergies can not only be a result of wheat consumption but also arise due to a skin reaction. There is an immune reaction to one of the four proteins present in the wheat which are; Albumin, Globulin, Gliadin and Glutenin. Wheat allergy is one of the 8 most common food allergies.

Wheat allergy arises due to the mistaken reaction of our immune system against good substances instead of the pathogenic ones. This situation is termed as an autoimmune disease.

The various symptoms of wheat allergy includes; swelling, itching or a sort of irritation in the mouth or throat. Along with this, rashes can appear on the skin. Nasal congestion is also a frequent symptom of wheat allergy. Other symptoms include; headache, breathing problems, vomiting etc.

The risk factors for wheat allergy includes Family history (a person may have a higher risk of attaining wheat allergy if a sibling or any family relative is having the allergy) and age (infants and toddlers are more likely to have wheat allergy).

Foods with wheat protein like bread crumbs, Durum, Bran, Couscous, Sprouted wheat, Semolina, Wheat berries etc. can be the leading causes of wheat allergy. The Ayurvedic Treatment For Wheat Allergy is available at Add Veda.


Gluten Allergy/Celiac Disease

Gluten Allergy

It is commonly known as “Celiac Disease” that occurs due to the intake of gluten or gluten products. In actuality, gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, rye and barley. The allergy occurs due to the inflammation that arises in the lining of the small intestine after the ingestion of gluten.

It is more like a food sensitivity than a food allergy plus it is also a kind of immune reaction to the gluten protein which is commonly found in wheat, rye and barley.

Every year, 1 million cases of Gluten allergy occur in India. This is a chronic allergy that lasts for so long. The symptoms of Celiac Disease include fatigue, bloating, vomiting, wind, osteoporosis etc. In this situation. Inflammation occurs in the small intestine that hinders the process of absorption of nutrients.

Proper diagnosis of celiac disease is mandatory and advised. The diagnosis involves determining clinical symptoms, serological testing, intestinal biopsy and response to gluten-free diet. Different antibodies are tested under a sophisticated protocol.

In many situations, people don’t have the symptoms. Along with modifications in diet, Ayurvedic Treatment For Gluten Allergy is available in Ludhiana at Dr. Passi’s clinic.