Gluten Allergy

  • Gluten is a protein found in many grains. A portion of this protein (gliadin) damages the small intestine in people with celiac disease. This may cause symptoms such as bloating, intestinal cramping, gas, bouts of diarrhea, weakness, and weight loss. People who have celiac disease, also called gluten intolerance or celiac sprue should strictly avoid gluten in their diets to prevent these symptoms.

    Click here for information on a gluten-free meal and here for gluten-free diet information.