breathing issues and gluten intolerance?

For 2 1/2 years I have had breathing issues. I feel the need to take deep breaths and yawn literally every 2 minutes. It is becoming more and more difficult to just function. Sometimes I even struggle to get the breath that I feel I need. I have been told by 3 different ENT's that I have stomach issues yet seeing gastro Dr's they say my stomach is fine.

I can sometimes feel stomach acid coming up but no burning. I have tried everything I know to try,could this be a gluten intolerance? I gained a massive amount of weight(at least I think it's massive) the weight gain has been about 50-60 pounds and seems to be mainly in my gut. The weight came on fast,within 4 months.

The ENT's have ran cameras and say my airway above my vocal cords is swollen. A breathing test indicates upper air way obstruction which goes along with the swelling. Any advice would be helpful seeing as Dr's want me to have this very drastic surgery on my stomach called a Nissen.


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Yipes. That sounds serious...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Sarah,

Since it sounds like you have some time to do something before surgery, it sounds like you need an entire overhaul on your diet.

There is certainly nothing to lose by going gluten free- and remember that this weight gain and such is not going to go away with whatever surgery you have- and your throat inflammation might come back too!! So it's better to try to reduce the inflammation and get to the source.

Yipes! Surgery for inflammation!! That just seems crazy to me.

Anyway, while a gluten free diet might help, I would suggest that you need to do an entire overhaul to an anti-inflammatory diet. While gluten is inflammatory, so are a LOT of other things:

White flour
Processed foods
Trans fats
Polyunsaturated Oils
Animal products from feed lot animals
Pasteurized dairy
Artificial sweeteners

I would suggest that you COMPLETELY eliminate 100% of these inflammatory foods. If this would be a BIG change for you, then I suggest that you get a guide like The Healthy Urban Kitchen to help you out.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Gluten Allergy
by: Anonymous

I hope you didn't get the surgery! It is most defininately a Gluten Allergy. Same thing happens to me. I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma years ago. But I found its a Gluten Allergy. It distroyed my thyroid and is looking for another soft tissue organ now. Perhaps my Pancreas?

Asthma and gluten
by: Anonymous

I am going into my 4th year with asthma symptoms Asthma medications did nothing for me. I have recently gone on a gluten free diet and my syptoms are practically gone. I do have a history of alternating diarrhea and contipation which I control with medication.

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