Wheat Allergy can be quite troublesome especially if you are a foodie and love hogging onto those parathas, juicy hamburgers, crusty pizza or that super delicious spaghetti. Being allergic to food not only hampers the joy of living but also leads to varied health issues. Often, people opt for allopathic treatment because they believe that allopathy resolves it effectively real soon. Contrary to this, allopathic pills or steroids not only pose serious side effects but are also not capable to eliminate the allergy.
Wheat allergy is an abnormal reaction which your body produces immediately after the consumption of wheat or any of the proteins present in wheat. It is characterised by abdominal discomfort or pain, acidity, constipation, indigestion, headache and bloating.
It may be associated with rashes i.e. hives or urticaria, nasal and chest allergy i.e. blocked or stuffy nose, itching, persistent sneezing, blocked nose, draining of secretions down the throat, ringing sound in the ears, wheezes in the chest, etc.
Children are more prone to wheat allergy but they may outgrow this before hitting teenage or adulthood. Even, adults can suffer from wheat allergy but that’s very rare. Wheat allergy is a major concern for any parent because wheat is such a significant part of our diet. A kid allergic to wheat is confined and left with not much food choices but alternatives/substitutes are always available. It is usually diagnosed when parents notice negligible or no height growth, pale face with less haemoglobin(less blood level) and the child being underweight. According to a research at the University of Bristol, wheat allergy can even stunt(stop) growth. Due to lack of absorption of nutrients during critical years of growth and development, the children may experience the following:
If not treated timely, wheat/gluten allergy may worsen and cause a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. It is fatal and the patient suffering from anaphylaxis is likely to experience:
Listed below are certain hacks for wheat allergy patients.
According to Ayurveda, you are unable to digest certain grains because your Jatharagni or digestive fire is weak. Getting rid of that particular grain is no alternative as your body is going to weaken without consumption of these grains. When you’ll stop taking wheat in cases of wheat allergy, you’ll feel better. It is because your Jatharagni is weak and unable to digest wheat. Consumption leads to issues such as inflammation, leaky gut, acidity, Gerd(Gastroesophageal reflux disease), cramps, etc.
Getting rid of this wheat inturn causes a respite from the symptoms. But, what about the nutrition value of wheat which you are missing on? Ayurveda emphasizes on Deepan and Paachan(digestion and assimilation) as well as energises Jatharagni to help patient with wheat allergy to start consumption of wheat again.
Our whole aim is to treat with herbs such as Chavya(Piper Chaba), Chitrak mool(Plumbago indica), Shunthi(Zingiber officinale), etc. Ayurvedic Doctors at Arogyam have prepared a special formulation for wheat/gluten allergy known as “Arogyam DFA”. It is a combination of rare herbs in a specific ratio according to our research work and ancient texts.
You can get this special formulation at your doorstep followed by a free weekly consultation by our Allergy Experts.
(Granular powder) (3 X 100 grams)
5 gms twice a day.
Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Haridra(Curcuma longa),Kalmegh Churan(Andrographis paniculata),Bhumi Amla(Phyllanthus niruri), Pippali(Piper longum), Agnitundi Vati, Sitopaladi churna, Mandur bhasma(Ferric Oxide Calx), Praval Pishti(Coral Calcium), Shankha bhasma and Kapardak Bhasma.