Gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance, is a condition similar to celiac disease. However, the affected individuals do not test positive for celiac. There is no immune reaction or intestinal damage that is present. Related symptoms include: abdominal pain and bloating, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and joint aches, and fatigue. Symptoms improve and are often effectively treated with the elimination of gluten containing products from the diet. There is no cure for gluten sensitivity, treatment is to simply avoid gluten containing products.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida offers testing and treatment for gluten sensitivity. Dr. Hermann is also board certified in nutrition. Please call the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.