What is gluten sensitivity?

What is gluten sensitivity?

Gluten sensitivity, also known as non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, is becoming a more widely recognised condition and is where people, who do not have coeliac disease or wheat allergy, experience symptoms related to eating gluten.

Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue and headaches. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity can be managed by following a gluten free diet. A recent UK survey of a sample of the general population showed that 13% reported symptoms to gluten.

What can I do next?

  • Find out more: You can use this website to find out more information about gluten sensitivity symptoms, as well as information on how to be diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. You can also read an interview with Professor David Sanders, one of the leading experts in gluten sensitivity, explaining the condition in more detail.
  • Trial a gluten free diet*: After visiting your doctor to exclude coeliac disease, wheat allergy or any other conditions, if you think you could be gluten sensitive, trial a gluten free diet to see if your symptoms improve.
  • Ask our experts: If you're unsure if your symptoms are related to gluten sensitivity or you have a medical question, you can ask our doctor or dietitian for advice.

* Schär do not recommend making any changes to your diet without consulting a healthcare professional.