If you have been suffering from symptoms after ingesting gluten, it may be possible that you have non-celiac gluten sensitivity (‘gluten sensitivity’ or sometimes referred to as ‘gluten intolerance’).
Gluten sensitivity is a disorder in which the body cannot tolerate gluten. People who are gluten intolerant experience symptoms similar to those with celiac disease yet lack the same antibodies and intestinal damage seen in people diagnosed with celiac disease.
It is important to distinguish between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity also known as gluten intolerance. According to a 2017 study a lab test should be run prior to going gluten-free to ensure an appropriate diagnosis for long-term management. If your celiac disease test is negative but you still have symptoms, you may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Before going gluten-free, complete our celiac disease symptoms checklist and share the results with your doctor.