Could Breathing Problems and High Liver Enzymes be Gluten Sensitivity

by Eddie

I have recently been having problems with not being able to breathe very well. I have problems with just going up the stairs and I am always very tired. Recently I decided to have allergy testing and after a blood test found out that I have High liver enzymes.

My allergy doctor has said he is sure that I don't have asthma but I am 38 years old and have the lung capacity of a 56 year old before and after using an inhaler. I have never smoked and don't drink at all so neither one of those things are the cause.

Also all my life I have had constant Gas and an mild upset stomach, with the last three years I have to use Metamucil to keep from being constipated. Do you think that this could be some kind of gluten or wheat issue.

Thanks Eddie

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First see a cardiologist..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Eddie,

First of all, if you haven't seen a cardiologist, you should insist on getting a full ECG, stress test, echocardiogram and the works. Breathing problems can be the first and only sign of a heart problem and if your doctors haven't sent you for a workup on your heart, then they have been remiss and should do this before I can help you with anything.

I DO think that your digestive problems and liver problems are nutritional issues and can be resolved with the proper diet, but first get your heart worked up, get the all clear from the cardiologist then come back here and I can help you more..

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Breathing problems
by: Anonymous


I had breathing issues a lot even before age 20. They went away after getting rid of gluten. I would wake up and have to sit up in bed to stand up to breath ok. At other times, I would yawn continuously as I felt I wasn't getting enough air. It would seem like you try to take a deep breath but that it wasn't getting down into the lungs, or so it felt.

These issues left when I gave up gluten.

Hope this helps,

Breathing Problems caused by Gluten Intolerance
by: Anonymous

I, too, had difficulty breathing for several years. I had numerous tests done by MDs and was told that there was nothing wrong with my lungs. My difficulty breathing reached a panic point and impaired my ability to function normally. As a relatively healthy, non-smoking not-so-old woman of 49, I wanted to discover the cause of my problem. After much frustration with modern medicine, I sought the help of a local holistic expert. He suggested a vitamin regimen that did improve my condition. He also suggested that I was gluten intolerant. That was NOT what I wanted to hear.

I AM gluten intolerant. It HAS caused a leaky gut. I am careful to follow a gluten-free diet, but I am not careful about trace amounts of gluten (as a celiac would be). My breathing is much better as long as I am gluten free. My energy level is much better. I found out that I have GERD and I have just been diagnosed as having osteoporosis (at 52). I'm learning more about the effect that gluten intolerance has on my overall health and I'm immensely thankful that I found someone who could help me diagnose the cause of my problems and could coax me to take action before my problems become a more serious or debilitating immune deficiency.

By the way, I was tested for heart problems and my gastro issues were confirmed by an endoscopy but have chosen to treat the cause of my problems and not just the symptoms. I encourage you to seek help to determine if gluten is causing your breathing problems and other issues.

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