Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

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People with non-celiac wheat sensitivity appear to suffer from a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to an immune response after they eat foods that contain the gluten protein -- typically wheat, rye or barley. These patients don't have celiac disease. They also don't have a wheat allergy, which usually prompts allergic reactions such as hives, itchy eyes or difficulty breathing, but does no long-term damage to the small intestine. Until now, doctors haven't known what to do to help these people, and had no understanding of what ailed them. Key word: non celiac gluten sensitivity