Neuropathy and Gluten Sensitivity
A growing number of individuals avoid gluten and wheat in their diets to improve their health. Various reasons can attribute to this choice, including medical reasons like Celiac Disease or Peripheral Neuropathies.
Gluten sensitivity should be considered in anyone with unexplained (or idiopathic) neuropathy, even in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms or antibodies. According to Dr. Julie Rowin, a trial of gluten elimination is relatively straightforward and risk-free and may help with both the diagnosis and symptom relief of one’s neuropathy. If improvement in the symptoms is noted with a gluten-free diet, then lifetime removal of gluten from the diet is recommended.
This E-Tip was referenced from Dr. Julie Rowin’s article, Neuropathy and Gluten Sensitivity.
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