What is the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease?
Gluten sensitivity, on the other hand, is a less well known entity with symptoms believed to be related to the ingestion of gluten containing food. Like any other food allergy or sensitivity, the symptoms vary widely among individuals and most people suspected having gluten sensitivity find it challenging to confirm the diagnosis besides having symptomatic improvement when gluten is eliminated from their diet. In general, there is much overlap in the symptoms of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity although celiac disease tends to be more severe in nature with more significant complications if left untreated.
- Dr Quan