Gluten intolerance is a fairly common problem.
It is characterized by an adverse reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
Celiac disease is the most severe form of gluten intolerance.
It’s an autoimmune disease that affects about 1 percent of the population and can cause damage to the digestive system ( 1 , 2Trusted Source ).
However, between 0.5 and 13% of people are sensitive to non-cellulosic gluten, which can be a mild form of gluten intolerance that can cause problems ( 3Trusted Source , 4Trusted Source ).
Both forms of gluten intolerance cause a wide range of symptoms, many of which have nothing to do with digestion.
Here are 14 main symptoms of gluten intolerance.
Gluten intolerance has many symptoms.
However, keep in mind that many of the symptoms listed above may have other explanations.
However, if you experience some of them regularly for no apparent reason, you may be having an adverse reaction to gluten in your diet.
In this case, you should consult a doctor or temporarily eliminate gluten from your diet to see if it helps. If you don’t have a doctor, you can use the Healthline FindCare tool to find a provider near you.