Constipation & Diarrhea
Many people who suffer from gluten intolerance experience constipation when they ingest foods that contain gluten. Their stool becomes hard and difficult to evacuate. This may be accompanied by bloating and stomach pain.
The damage caused to the intestinal lining by the body’s immune response to the ingested gluten can lead to poor nutrient and water absorption and changes in the normal bowel movement. Diarrhea can frequently occur as a result of all these. The poor absorption of nutrients leads to the production of pale and very foul-smelling stool. Diarrhea is a cause of serious concern because frequent diarrhea can lead to electrolyte imbalances, kidney problems and several other complications.