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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) has three of the following features: villous atrophy; malabsorption, weight loss, or other signs of nutr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is atrophy of the intestinal villi caused by an immune response to gluten and gliadin.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-asse ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
1:133: Average risk of celiac is 1:133 in the us. If there is a family history of celiac then the risk increases.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Pretty common: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol in ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
16 years experience Pediatrics
Gluten Free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is to avoid all foods containing gluten. Gluten is most commonly found in barley, wheat and rye grains. You must be ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
37 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Diet: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by gluten. It is the only curable autoimmune disease by going on a 100% gluten free diet. Suggest you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
37 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
A biopsy: There are blood tests that provide some evidence, but they are not totally reliable. A small bowel biopsy is the only absolute diagnostic test. Visit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Genetics; eat gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye) ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: To get the best use of this site you need to provide background information and ask a specific question. This is not a chat room & each question g ... Read More

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