While the claim made in the title of my post may seem a bit bold, I do have a serious point about gluten intolerance symptoms, whether they derive from celiac disease (coeliac disease) or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS).
Believe or not, there is some truth to the statement in this gluten blog post’s title. While we know celiac disease symptoms can easily lead to constipation if not treated through an appropriate gluten-elimination diet, many studies now seem to indicate that celiac disease can also lead to depression. And furthermore, this celiac constipation may be part of what leads to this kind of celiac depression.
How exactly? Well that part isn’t too clear just yet. I call the phenomenon celiac depression, but its sources could be from celiac disease itself, malnutrition resulting from malabsorption from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, or perhaps just the stress and anxiety many face initially while adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle.
(By “just the stress” I don’t mean to belittle the anxiety. Believe me, I understand what many of you are going through… but please! Hold out hope! It gets better — it really does!)
Read more about celiac disease and depression in this article: Celiac Depression. Again, some of this information is theoretical, but there’s a lot about gluten intolerance and celiac sprue disease that we don’t yet fully understand.
In many cases, it seems the malnutrition angle appears to be the most substantial and established. And what happens before you start suffering this malnutrition from gluten intolerance symptoms?
Yes, celiac disease constipation. So you can see how my cheeky post title actually represents a grain of truth (pun intended). In fact, one might even argue that a celiac depression may be among the more insidious silent celiac disease symptoms.
I hope these new articles I’ve added on celiac disease constipation and celiac depression encourage you to take your gluten elimination diet seriously.
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