Intolerance to Gluten, Continued
Symptoms of an intolerance to gluten can be wide ranging and affect
organs and systems throughout the body. Do you have these
gluten intolerance symptoms? This personal experience
is meant to help you examine your own medical symptoms to
see if this is a likely underlying cause. You
don't have to have celiac disease to be gluten intolerant.
Infertility and Miscarriage
An intolerance to gluten can disrupt the hormones of the
body so that ovulation is not regular, or fails to occur at
all. This can cause missed periods, irregular periods,
painful periods like with endometriosis, and even miscarriage.
It is related to an imbalance of hormones. It can be the
underlying cause of late puberty, infertility, and miscarriage.
The female hormone symphony that usually takes place on
a monthly basis is actually very complex. It requires the
interplay of many hormones, all at certain ratios to each other
to be released in the correct amounts at the right time each
month. With nutritional deficiencies, improper hormone levels
from digestive issues causing a lack of proper hormone
production, and inflammation caused by the immune response to
gluten, it is not surprising that this symphony is often
Our family has had experience with endometriosis, miscarriage,
delayed puberty, and infertility.
This article on the Getting Pregnant Now site has some
Gluten and Infertility Problems
Teeth and Bones
If you have read other pages on this website, you probably
already know that my husband has osteoporosis. He was
diagnosed with it at the age of 45. This is considered unusual
in a man. We found out after he broke his ankle while walking
on the sidewalk in front of the house. He didn't trip or
fall. But he heard the bone snap.
The doctor didn't believe that it had no cause to break. We had
to insist on a bone density test. The doctor was utterly
shocked to find out he had advanced osteoporosis.
His calcium levels dropped to the point that his parathyroid
gland began pulling the calcium from his bones to keep enough
in the bloodstream for heart and muscle function. He is on
Vitamin D treatment now, and they are trying to determine the
proper dosage level.
My bone density test was normal as of 4 years ago. I seem to
lose all the calcium from my teeth rather than my bones.
(Maybe because I'm overweight.)I've had trouble with my teeth
my whole life. Even at 5 years old I always had lots of
cavities. I had spots on my teeth where the enamel was
As I've gotten older, my teeth have gotten weaker and weaker.
If you have the same problem, use a soft toothbrush, don't let
them use abrasive treatments for whitening or cleaning, and try
to take calcium and magnesium supplements. You should have
your Vitamin D checked too, or take a daily supplement to make
sure you have some.
I don't know of any way to replace the enamel, but the hardness
and strength of the teeth can be helped with mineral
supplements. Provided you have adequate vitamin D, which seems
to be below normal with most of us.
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