Just how many of us suffer from gluten-related neurological symptoms, and how bad are they?
Last year, I covered a scary study involving neurological damage in celiac disease. That research looked at brain scans of diagnosed celiacs, and found abnormalities similar to those seen in the neurological disorder gluten ataxia.
The list of potential neuro issues is long, and includes some pretty serious mental and physical conditions (bipolar disorder and peripheral neuropathy, for example), along with other conditions that don't seem to lead to permanent damage but can really impact your quality of life (gluten-related sleep disturbances and brain fog, anyone?).
So ... which of these do you suffer from? Take our poll! I've designed it so you can select as many symptoms and conditions as you actually have, since most of us experience more than one of these.
The more we know about what we're all experiencing in terms of neurological effects, the more we can do to correct the mistaken notion that celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are "merely" gastrointestinal conditions.
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