10 Causes of Stomach Pain

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Cause #5: Gluten Intolerance

While gluten intolerance isn’t nearly as prominent as many of us are led to believe, there are still quite a few of us who have difficulty digesting gluten. Gluten is a sticky protein that’s found in wheat, barley, and rye. Those who can’t digest it will face stomach upset and other digestive issues because the gluten can damage the small intestine.

Too much gluten - even in people who can digest it properly, will obstruct the intestines and prevent them from absorbing nutrients. Symptoms include gas, bloating, pain ranging from mild to intense, and fatigue. These symptoms become amplified if a person suffers from celiac disease, a serious form of gluten intolerance.

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