Sunday, 19 June 2016

Thyroid and Gluten : The Connection And Harmful Effects

Gluten is something that comes with a number of harmful effects. For a human, gluten can be highly dangerous. It is due to the fact that it causes a lot of problems for the thyroid gland that produces a number of different hormones in the body of a person. But the question is that what is the problem with gluten? What is the connection between thyroid and gluten ? In this article, you will find the answer to both these questions.

The Connection of Thyroid and Gluten

As I mentioned earlier that gluten comes with gliadin which is a protein that a human body is not familiar with. The gliadin is pretty similar to transglutaminase which is an enzyme that is required in the formation of chemical bonds in the body of a person and it is really hard for the immune system of a person to spot the difference between these two. The thyroid is an organ that contains a great amount of transglutaminase. So when the bodies attack the gliadin, as they are unable to spot the difference between the gliadin and transglutaminase, they also attack the thyroid (as it contains the enzyme). So the thyroid gland of a person is damaged by the attack. In short, when the gluten is consumed, the white blood cells see protein in it as a foreign particle and while attacking  on the protein present in it, they also attack on the enzyme that are present in the thyroid of a person resulting in great damage to it. The damage that is caused to thyroid may last for up to 6 months after you have consumed the gluten. Therefore, within this time, the body may suffer from hormonal imbalance and other problems that are caused by the abnormal functioning of thyroid gland.

Gluten and its problems

Gluten comes with the gliadin. It is a type of protein that a human body is not familiar with. Due to the fact that this protein is not known, the immune system starts acting against it because according to the information of the immune system, it is something foreign and unknown.

The wheat that is being cultivated in the modern time is nothing as compared to the one that was cultivated in the time of our ancestors. According to the evidences, there has been a great change in the wheat. It is due to the increased cases of the Celiac disease within past half century. There are few symptoms that a person who is not familiar to gluten and is sensitive to it may experience. These include the skin problems and fatigue. The big problems such as hormonal imbalance and the brain fog can also occur. Due to gluten, few cases have been reported in which the patient was suffering from arthritis or migraines.

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