Wheat allergy symptoms in women
Wheat allergy symptoms in women are somewhat similar to the symptoms experienced by men. However, these symptoms could be very subtle which makes this condition hard to recognize at first.
What is Wheat Allergy?
Wheat food products such as whole bread, donuts, pancakes, cakes, ice cream, and many others, are part of America’s daily food diet. Wheat is found in almost all varieties of food and avoiding it can be pretty hard. Also, wheat allergy symptoms in women are often misinterpreted as signs of other diseases such as Celiac disease. Celiac disease in women is a condition that is triggered after eating wheat products which have high gluten content. This condition causes diarrhea and abdominal pain and is known to have permanent adverse reactions when consuming gluten products.
On the other hand, wheat allergy is a digestive disorder in which when an individual ingests wheat products, allergic reactions ensue. When the wheat allergy develops in the childhood years, there is a greater chance that the allergy will be outgrown as the child gets older and stronger.
Symptoms of Wheat Allergy
• Digestive Allergies – The digestive system is the most affected part when it comes to wheat allergy. The affected individual often shows symptoms of bloating and passing gas which happens due to poor digestion. And as part of the body’s defense mechanism against unwanted foreign objects, the person with wheat allergy will feel the urge to vomit, which can be accompanied by nausea, diarrhea and constipation.
• Skin Allergies – The skin is our bodies’ gateway for secreting excess water, salt and pigments from the system. Whatever allergic reaction that occurs inside will most likely reflect on the skin’s surface. Some skin reactions may include skin rashes, pustules, and itchy sensations. Oftentimes, these reactions may lead to psoriasis, eczema, hives and flaky skin. It’s easy to recognize an allergic reaction when it is accompanied by skin manifestations. They usually occur hours or days after ingestion or even immediately.
• Respiratory Allergies – Besides eating wheat products, regular breathing in of wheat products may lead to respiratory wheat allergies. Itching or swelling in the mouth and throat, breathing difficulty, coughing, runny nose, wheezing, and red and watery eyes may result due to the allergy.
People who are constantly exposed to flour, like bakers, are most at risk of developing heat allergy. That’s why this type of allergy is often referred as Baker’s Asthma.
• Neurological Allergies – Though rare, wheat allergy symptoms in women may also lead to various neurological problems such as malnutrition and fatigue. Though there has been no clear link between wheat allergies and neurological problems, Celiac disease has shown adverse effects on some individuals like seizures, memory problems, migraines, and many others due to malnutrition and malabsorption.
Wheat is known to be the healthiest and most important crop around the world. It consists of many important vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. And it is also known to have shown great benefits on pre and post menopausal women. Therefore, wheat allergy symptoms in women may possibly lead to malnutrition. But nowadays, a number of stores and restaurants are selling or serving gluten free foods and there are also wheat alternatives that are known to be healthier and can help women keep up with their daily nutritional needs.