Could Dizziness after I Eat Be Gluten Intolerance?

by Sierrahaven
(portland,or)

Could Dizziness be Due to Gluten Intolerance

Could Dizziness be Due to Gluten Intolerance

I have been REALLY dizzy for a week- but only 20 minutes after I eat then lasts for a few hours till I eat again..then 2o minutes later...dizzy all over again..


Could this be a sign of gluten intolerance?

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I Need More Information..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Sierrahaven,

That is a VERY strange reaction, but I would need more information before I could even speculate on that. Particularly your age and medical history.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

Of course, Kerri knows more than i do...
by: cindi

... but I believe that I have been GI moderate/to severe for approx four years. There was a block of time, that I too was very dizzy at times.

Not necesarily after eating though.

Not sure if it is even related but it finally went away after several months. Hope it goes away for you soon.

Very scary and irritating, I know. Take care.

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by: nathji

I have noticed that if I eat when in a worried state then I get gas in the stomach from the incipient acidity that comes from worrying. And after that I do get dizzy feelings that last for about 10 to 20 minutes. But when I eat without a stomach upset and without worrying about worldly matters, or without discussing unpleasant things, then I dont get that feeling.

People in India routinely believe that gas and indigestion certainly cause feelings of dizziness. Sometimes you even get them after having passed a stool.

So please check whether you eat in a pleasant atmosphere or whether it is when you are engaged in a difficult discussion or when you are worried. It might be better to start eating after watching comedies , or eat with music on. If this helps, then the cause is right there!!

I know how bad dizzy feelings can be, and how they frighten a person into just sitting in one place and not getting up from the chair!

Best of luck and I do hope these feelings go away soon!!

Yours,
Priya

Excellent Advice...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Thanks Cindi and Priya,

Excellent advice from both of you. My only concern for Sierrahaven, though, is that she could also have a serious medical condition.

With my training as an ER nurse, I'm always a little extra cautious to make sure that the 'Worst Case Scenario' is ruled out. And getting that severely dizzy after eating COULD be the sign of a serious medical condition too.

Since the digestive tract requires quite a bit of blood flow when one eats, then someone with poor heart function could have a lot of blood going to the digestive tract and actually not be able to pump blood hard enough to get to the brain due to the extra work required of the heart.

And if she were to have a blocked or partially blocked carotid artery (the artery in the neck that feeds the brain), dizziness could result as well.

While these are VERY unlikely scenarios- and even more unlikely in someone young and otherwise healthy- my 'ER Nurse Radar' goes off a bit with her sudden onset new dizziness and it's good to be cautious when it's a possible medical problem that could need some quick attention. Before I say too much, I love to hear the phrase "I've been to the doctor and they don't know what's wrong".


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


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