Wheat allergy is also called gluten hypersensitivity, spruce or a celiac disease. In this disease, the innermost lining of the small intestine tends to damage as a response to ingestion of proteins and gluten, which is found in oats, wheat, rye, barley, etc. The allergy comes under the category of the celiac disease as the intestine becomes very hypersensitive to gluten protein that causes loose motion when patients take any wheat based product.What are the causes of wheat allergy?
The exact cause of wheat allergy is unknown, but some evidence suggests that this disorder is inherited. The disorder is also caused due to the immune response, which is abnormal when it comes to the proteins, which is found in the grains, especially, the gluten. This disease causes the villi to flatten out and lose its ability to absorb essential nutrients. One can suspect the case of a wheat allergy when there is a loss of weight, vitamin, and anemia even after consuming a healthy diet as a result of malabsorption. The patients also suffer from diarrhea every time when wheat is given to them.
Symptoms of wheat allergy:
The symptoms of wheat allergy usually include abnormal stools and diarrhea, and slow growth in children. Irritability, stools that are clay colored and filled with blood, vomiting, anemia, weight loss, decreased appetite, stools that float and are foul smelling, muscles in the arms and legs are thin and wasted, and abdominal distention.
How to diagnose wheat allergy?
A small bowel biopsy is conducted, especially, the biopsy of jejunum, which is a portion of the small intestine, which is most often affected. This will generally show abnormal intestinal lining if the test is positive. Tests are also conducted to check anemia and growth retardedness.
How to treat wheat allergy?
There are many ways to treat wheat allergy. One can also use the conventional method, which involves a lifelong gluten-free diet and taking vitamin and mineral supplements instead. Since wheat is one of the essential diets, it is not easy to follow this method, so it is not the cure.
This is where one can consider a homeopathic treatment. Though allergies are hard to remove, yet it is not impossible. By opting for this treatment method, the right medicines will be given with no side effects. This will tamper down the sensitivity to protein back to normal. When the patient gets back to normal showing decreased stool, increased hemoglobin, and no pain, wheat is then given in the form of biscuit or bread once or twice in a week. As the body starts adapting to gluten, the bread is then increased to a single meal of wheat every day. Later both the meals will include wheat.
The process is done very gradually, and not suddenly in order to overcome the previous wheat allergy. Thus, the disease will be reduced to a very great extent where the immunity will also increase gradually. This is one of the miracles that happen by opting for homeopathic treatment.