Is Gluten Intolerance a Food Allergy?

If you have been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, you may be wondering whether it qualifies as a food allergy. While gluten intolerance is often spoken of as if it were synonymous with an allergy to wheat, it is fundamentally different. If you have a wheat allergy, it means that your body has an allergic reaction to foods that contain wheat. Gluten intolerance is an autoimmune disorder characterized by an inability to digest foods that contain gluten, the protein found in most grains. If you eat foods with gluten, it can damage your small intestine and lead to a number of serious health complications.

If you have been diagnosed with food allergies or believe you could be experiencing an allergic reaction, then make an appointment with a doctor at Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM . Our team of allergists is available in Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit our website or call 1(800)86-COUGH, option 2 or schedule online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com.

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