Dr Oz: Gluten Diagnosis
Dr. Oz called on a woman in the audience to tell everyone about her gluten sensitivity. Jessica said she had terrible headaches, joint aches and digestive problems, among other problems, for nearly two decades. She would be fine one week and the next week se would be terribly sick. Every time she went to a doctor, the doctor would tell her something different than the previous doctor. She said she was misdiagnosed numerous times, with one doctor telling her she was lactose intolerant and the next telling her she was depressed.
Dr Oz: Gluten & Prescription Medications
Jessica said she could no longer take the eczema or all the medications she was taking. Finally, one of her friends told her she could have a gluten sensitivity. After Jessica rid herself of all the gluten in her diet, her symptoms started to go away. She said it took her so long to figure out what was wrong because there has been very little research on the topic.
Dr. Oz: Gluten Sensitivity Test
Dr. Barnard said the symptoms Jessica was getting are normal for a person with a gluten sensitivity. They will feel fatigued, have headaches constantly and a very messed up digestive tract. And the saddest part, Dr. Barnard said, was how many people life with it for son long because it is so difficult to diagnose.
So Dr. Oz came up with a gluten sensitivity test you can do at home to help figure out if you may have a gluten sensitivity. The test can be found below.
Dr Oz Gluten Test: Take The Quiz
If you answer yes to four or more of these questions, you may have a gluten sensitivity.
- Frequent bloating or gas
- Diagnosed with IBS or acid reflux
- Daily diarrhea or chronic constipation
Neurological and skeletal symptoms
- Migraine or headaches
- Joint pains or aches
- Brain fog
Hormonal and immune symptoms
- Depression or anxiety
- Ongoing fatigue
- Chronic eczema or acne
When Dr. Oz asked how many people answered yes to four or more of the questions on the gluten sensitivity test, nearly 20 percent of the audience stood up.