Types of Wheat Intolerances
Many people have very unpleasant symptoms after eating wheat or gluten products. When assessing intolerances and allergies to wheat, doctors and nutritionists look for the following:
1.) Celiac disease
It is estimated that around 2 million people in the United States have Celiac disease. With Celiac, a person's immune system attacks their bodies even with the smallest quantity of wheat consumed, which results in severe inflammation of the small intestine.
2.) Wheat allergy
True wheat allergies are common among bakers, resulting in long-term inhalation of wheat flour known as baker's asthma. Non-bakers can also develop problems if they absorb the smallest amounts of wheat.
3.) Wheat sensitivity
Many people have difficulty in digesting wheat or other cereal grains. If they are affected neither by Celiac nor by a wheat allergy, they may suffer from a wheat sensitivity (or more accurately, non-Celiac, non-wheat-allergy wheat sensitivity).