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Gluten intolerance,low iron and vitamin D

Discussion in 'Gluten-free Forum' started by GlitterSparkles, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. GlitterSparkles

    GlitterSparkles Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi i had i blood test for a couple thing but i have low iron vitamin D and a gluten intolerance can these things be related
  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Are the symptoms of your gluten intolerance to do with your tummy and digestive tract?
    Sometimes eating foods with gluten makes if more difficult for us to digest our food - which means that we don't digest all the nutrition in it. Which may make you deficient or low in some nutrients, such as iron.

    You may find that once you have stopped eating any foods with gluten in them, you can absorb your food better. :)

    The vitamin D is more likely to be because you don't spend enough time outside in the sun. A lot of people have this problem! Partly because our weather means we don't get much sun in the first place, and partly because we don't spend enough time playing/working/walking outside.

    The very best way to sort out low vitamin D is to spend time in the sun, with your arms and legs exposed to the sun (because the sun causes our own skin to create vitamin D). But obviously that isn't going to happen at this time of year. ;)
    So the next best thing is tablets.

    Has your doctor told you to take any tablets?
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