Are you allergic to gluten? Take this quiz to find out

Published on:1 May 2023, 17:07pm IST

Wheat, barley, and rye contain the protein known as gluten. After consuming gluten-containing foods, a person with a gluten allergy could feel bloated and uncomfortable.

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Gluten is a type of protein that is naturally found in some grains including wheat, rye and barley. It helps to bind the food together and helps them to be stretchable. When we eat meals containing gluten, the undigested gluten can enter the stomach. While most people are able to tolerate undigested gluten, it can trigger a hypersensitivity response in some of them leading to various gut-induced inflammations and even auto-immune disorders including celiac diseases. Many foods we consume contain large amounts of gluten and so, we should know the symptoms of gluten allergy or intolerance.

Dr Manoj Kutteri, Medical Director and CEO, Atmantan Wellness Centre, designed this quiz especially for Health Shots to help you determine whether you have gluten sensitivity or not.

Go ahead and answer these questions!


Do you develop hives or skin rashes after eating wheat?


Do you get nausea immediately after eating gluten-containing foods?


Do you suffer from joint stiffness and joint pain?


Do you get vomiting or diarrhea after eating a meal containing gluten?


Do you get intense PMS?


Do you experience pain in the abdomen, especially behind the chest bone?


Do you get an itchy throat or itchy eyes?


Do you get chronic headaches?


Do you get stomach cramps post-meal?


Do you suffer from asthma that is triggered by food?


Do you experience any breathing trouble, especially after eating a meal containing gluten?


Do you sneeze after waking up?


Do you often get stuffy or runny nose?


Do you feel fatigued throughout the day?


Don’t you feel the above symptoms get better when you avoid wheat and other gluten-containing foods?