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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.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this living well tips is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. You are strongly encouraged to consult a neurologist with any questions or comments you may have regarding your condition. The best care can only be given by a qualified provider who knows you personally.