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I Frequently Experience Bloating And Abdominal Pain Despite Not Eating Much

I Frequently Experience Bloating And Abdominal Pain Despite Not Eating Much

My stomach is bloated after meals – the most common symptom of gluten intolerance. I have various gastric distress conditions too – from cramping, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, and acid reflux. I have always felt extremely tired despite getting enough rest and am more prone to migraines.

After numerous doctor’s trips I discovered I had become gluten intolerant which triggered my celiac disease. Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.

Did you know that abdominal pain is the most common symptom of gluten intolerance, experienced by up to 83% of gluten intolerant individuals? Gluten-intolerant individuals also commonly report joint and muscle pain. This is possibly due to an over-sensitive nervous system. Gluten intolerance may also cause numbness or tingling in the arms and legs, and some experience pale and foul-smelling faeces.

You can develop gluten intolerance suddenly, depending on genetic factors. Some people have symptoms of this condition earlier in life, while others don’t have signs of gluten intolerance until they’re older.

Gluten intolerance, wheat allergy, celiac disease, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) have many similarities in their causes and symptoms.

Doing a genetic test can identify what you are suffering from and the recommended dietary and nutritional needs required to manage your symptoms. As the condition can be genetically passed down, it is important to get tested so that you can advise your loved ones of the potential health risks they may face.

Genetically you can share variants associated with gluten intolerance, therefore it is possible you could suffer from gluten intolerance and/or gluten sensitivity.

Genes of Interest and Recommendations

A genetics test covering HLA-DRB1, CCR3, IL18RAP, MYO9B, IL21, IL2 which are genes associated with celiac disease and its susceptibility, will help you identify the root causes of your condition and the subsequent provided action plan can help you live a better life.

From the variant profile of your six genes, we can estimate your risk (mild, normal, or high) of gluten intolerance. Knowing that your genes encode a specific outcome, you can mitigate its effects with certain tweaks to your diet covering:

  • Amino acid glutamine
  • Fermentable foods
  • Probiotics

People who suspect they have a gluten intolerance should seek medical attention before making any dietary changes themselves. You need to take care and ensure a balanced and nutritious diet in order to avoid adverse health consequences and vitamin deficiencies.

What you can take for supplementation

To help you obtain a balance of dietary nutrients, it is suggested to take the following supplements:

ELKEN SPIRULINA contains over 60 types of natural nutrients (including 46 essential nutrients). It has a rich concentration of nutrients like protein (amino acids), vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, phycocyanin and xanthophyll. It is a cholesterol-free protein source that is alkaline-forming, which makes it readily digested and easily assimilated. Certified to be free of microcystine, it is a food supplement for achieving good health and energy.

XENIJI contains 65 types of fruits and vegetables that have been broken down through a complete fermentation process over 1,200 days into a broad spectrum of bioactive micro-fine nutrients and enzyme catalyst. XENIJI promotes efficient nutrient absorption to boost catalytic functions so as to enhance overall metabolism for efficient energy production and utilisation, and a healthy gut system.

Adults can additionally supplement with ELFAHEX. It contains a patented ingredient, Mycelium Immuno Modulator Extract, or also known as MIME, that is extracted from mushrooms that has been researched to possess a high potency of polysaccharides in the form of ACETYLATED alpha-glucan. The patented cultivation process of ELFAHEX ensures that the identity of the MIME cells remain the same for our body’s easy absorption.

Adults can additionally supplement with ELFAHEX. It contains a patented ingredient, Mycelium Immuno Modulator Extract, or also known as MIME, that is extracted from mushrooms that has been researched to possess a high potency of polysaccharides in the form of ACETYLATED alpha-glucan. The patented cultivation process of ELFAHEX ensures that the identity of the MIME cells remain the same for our body’s easy absorption.

Health starts by knowing your genes.

Experience Sharing

Winne Chu

I suffered from bloating due to taking bread for years.  Now, I know that my genes do not allow me to take gluten rich foods. By consuming bread, bao, biscuits or cakes, or other gluten rich foods, I will become bloated, and I will get gastric, arthritis, to the point I feel very weak. This causes me to be unable to carry out any activities for the day. Thanks to the empowering knowledge I get from TrueYou I now know what I should not be eating.

Tong Shu Qin

I have had diarrhea, stomachache, and bloating for many years but I was unable to find a solution to my problem. The very first thing I checked in my TrueYou report was information related to my gastrointestinal problems. Luckily for me, the report did list out 3 main reasons to why I was having unhealthy gut. First, I was lactose intolerant which meant that I could not take a lot of dairy beverages, and I drank milk quite often, which I have to reduce now.  I also have high sensitivity towards caffeine which often caused me to have diarrhea after a cup of coffee. Surprisingly, stress is also one of the reasons causing my stomach discomfort. I was especially relieved that TrueYou did not only report the causes to my issues, but also listed down clearly, ways to relieve my stress, such as to spend 15 minutes to exercise every day, and get enough sleep to better control my gastrointestinal problems.