Gluten allergy or “Coeliaci” is a disease caused by eating gluten-containing foods.
In people with a gluten allergy, inflammatory reactions in the intestinal mucosa develop through the consumption of gluten.
The gluten allergy self-test detects TTG antibodies (antibodies to gluten) in a drop of blood.
For whom is the gluten test suitable?
In the western world, 1 in 100 people have celiac disease, so there is a 1% chance. Many people do not know that they have the disease. It is one of the least diagnosed diseases. The gluten-induced illness can cause symptoms like diarrhea and constipation. Weight loss and obesity can also occur. Symptoms vary per person and are not always directly related to the gastrointestinal tract. The disease also causes depression, osteoporosis and anemia.
How does the self-test work?
The gluten allergy self-test detects TTG antibodies (antibodies to gluten) in a drop of blood. The test is very reliable, simple and gives you results within 10 minutes.
Why should I do the test?
The early detection of celiac disease can reduce the development of bowel damage and prevent serious complications. Celiac disease is not only caused by gluten, but also by genetic factors. It is one of the most common genetic disorders.
People with gluten intolerance may experience symptoms such as a “foggy mind,” depression, ADHD-like behavior, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, headache, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue, if they consume gluten in their diet, as well as other symptoms. Although these symptoms are common in celiac disease, these individuals have not been tested positive for celiac disease or wheat allergy.
Celiac disease is often confused with a wheat or gluten allergy. People with a wheat allergy who consume one of the four classes of wheat protein, including gluten, can trigger an immune response that triggers an allergic reaction, with symptoms ranging from itching, swelling and difficulty breathing, to anaphylaxis. However, they have no intestinal damage.
Persons diagnosed with gluten sensitivity do not experience damage to the small intestine or develop transglutaminase (tTG) antibodies to tissues found in celiac disease.
Since there is currently a self-test for the sensitivity of gluten, this is one way to confirm celiac disease. A diagnosis of gluten sensitivity is confirmed if you are not diagnosed with celiac disease or wheat allergy and your symptoms reduce after starting a gluten-free diet, followed by a return of symptoms when gluten is reintroduced to your diet.