A recent research has revealed that nearly one fourth of gluten intolerance sufferers consulted their doctors for 11 years before being diagnosed properly. According to this research, nearly 23% visited the doctors to discuss their symptoms for 11 years. It has revealed that approximately one person in every 100 is suffering from this disease.
Researchers have suggested that the patients of gluten intolerance should not eat pasta, cereals and cakes, as they contain protein gluten in them. Many times, the body does not digest gluten, considering it as a strange organism. The disease is very likely to develop among women.
Gluten intolerance, also known as Coeliac disease may result in diarrhea, abdominal pain. The long term effects of the disease can even lead to defects in growth and also, fertility. Most common symptoms of gluten intolerance are depression, gastroenteritis, gallstones, ME or chronic fatigue syndrome and ulcers.
The research is based on 1600 people. It also found that 60% of all these people had anemia.
Sarah Sleet, Chief Executive of Coeliac UK, said that in the recent years recommendations issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have increased the diagnose rates. She also said that to deal properly with the disease, the progress of disease detection rate should be increased, or it will take other 30 years to do the same.
Currently, there are 500,000 people in the UK, who are undiagnosed.