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How do you know if you are wheat intolerant?

(6 Posts)
positively9something Thu 20-Mar-14 08:28:12

I am wondering if I am wheat intolerant, I have found wheat a bix make me very bloated and have an upset belly and bad wind. I also think other cereals have that effect.

How would I know for certain if I am wheat intolerant? Are there any tests that the doctor can do?

TeaAndHugs Thu 20-Mar-14 11:03:33

The doctor can test you for Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) by doing a blood test.

You can also try cutting out wheat for a few days and see what happens to your symptoms. But DON'T cut out wheat immediately before your blood test because it could affect the results. Keeping a diary of what you eat and what symptoms you get is a good idea for identifying food intolerances.

You might find that it's the fiber in wholewheat products like weetabix that is causing your problems. I have similar issues with wholewheat to you but am fine with white bread.

BuzzardBird Thu 20-Mar-14 11:04:56

I was tested recently at the docs. Simple blood test. Mine came back fine but I still feel better if I avoid wheat...especially if it contains yeast.

positively9something Thu 20-Mar-14 12:11:46

Thank you for the repies, hmm that's a good point about the fibre.

I will speak to the doctor

PhDmummy Thu 20-Mar-14 12:15:43

Are you having milk with your cereal? Could be dairy intolerance, not necessarily wheat. Best thing to do, and what your GP will probably suggest, is a food / symptom diary as a first step.

Slebmum Thu 20-Mar-14 13:18:58

You can be gluten intolerant without having coeliac disease.

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