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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is atrophy of the intestinal villi caused by an immune response to gluten and gliadin.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes it is.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gluten intolerance: Celiac disease is when you body is essentially allergic to gluten. Celiac disease can have many symptoms, including diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Constipation celiac: Celiac disease may have no GI symptoms, and may present with fatigue and anemia, bur classical symptoms are pale loose and greasy stools and weight lo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Celiac disease: Also called gluten intolerance or gluten-sensitive enteropathy is a disease in which the villi of the small intertines are damaged by an abnormal immu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Small bowel biopsy: Celiac disease is suspected when individuals have signs or symptoms of malabsorption or malnutrition. Small intestinal biopsy is considered the most a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Celiac disease is not contagious, but it is familial and hereditary. It is a type of immune system disorder in which a person reacts strongly to the p ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Harms sm. intestine: Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Depends: Biopsy is commonly used, but can miss picking up all cases. Gluten sensitivity gene testing can be done by enterolabs with no doctors order needed. Al ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Depends: It can be. It may not be the only symptom, and fatigue can also be a symptom of many other things. So it is non specific.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Yes: The incidence is variable.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Varied: The symptoms of celiac disease are quite varied. However, failure to thrive (failure to gain weight) is a common symptom in child who are diagnoses w ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Usually diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Avoidance: Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease and gluten issues is to eliminate gluten containing foods (wheat and other grains) from the diet com ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc... Tec ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: There's an itchy skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis that occurs in about 1/4 of the people with celiac disease. Of all the people with der ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcin ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Wheat, rye, barley: Wheat, rye, barley, and conventional oats contain gluten. Some hidden sources of gluten may be pizza, dressings, seasoning, spices, muffins, baked go ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
23 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Crohn's disease is hereditary, but that does not mean if you have Crohn's your child will automatically get it. The risk of a child getting Crohn's f ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Genetics celiac: This is a complex answer best answered by an expert. Go to http://www.Celiac.Com/articles/1046/1/understanding-the-genetics-of-gluten-sensitivity-by-d ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
No, UPPER scope.: Which is called egd. A biopsy of the small bowel mucosa is confirmatory.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portio ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Though it can wax and wane.
A member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Although celiac disease is an inherited condition there are other factors involved.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wright
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Almost never: Vasculitis complicating celiac disease has been described but is extremely rare, and is not the most likely cause of any symptoms you might be experie ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Biopsy: Ultimate test.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Anti-tTG first: In suspected celiac disease / gluten enteropathy / sprue, the cheap screening test is the anti-ttg (tissue transglutiminase); followup may include the ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Celiac disease: Yes non Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare complication of celiac disease
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
No absolute signs: There are some symptoms of celiac that can suggest it enough to start a work-up. The most common ones that i see are: bloating, diarrhea, weight loss ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Because it causes: Celiac disease is autoimmune disorder of small intestines that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals of all ages.It is caused by a reaction to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Blood test or biopsy: Tests for celiac disease include blood antibody tests, looking for tissue transglutaminase antibody (ttg iga) and other antibodies. Small intestine bi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Genetics: If you are born with genetic mutations, hla types dq2 or dq8, this predisposes you to develop celiac disease. Then it is usually an environmental tri ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience in General Surgery
Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidenc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
Dr. KT Park answered
15 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Celiac disease: Inflammation is a non-specific descriptive term. Celiac disease (if not controlled via strict gluten free diet) will increase inflammatory cells along ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Gluten poisoning: Gluten in wheat acts as a toxin on your small intestine. The damage leads to a marked decrease in the ability to absorb nutrients in any food that you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
1 in 3,000: But still more people are allergic to wheat, which is a different problem with a similar treatment: avoid it! fyi the only other grains with they typ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
16 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Many brands: A good site with brand name manufactures lists is http://celiacdisease.About.Com/od/glutenfreefoodshopping/a/gfcandies.Htm.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Many complications: Celiac disease leads to destruction of the lining of the small intestine. Therefore, it is associated with abdominal pain, bloating diarrhea, some tim ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Gluten-free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. A person's symptoms should go away and stay away if he remains gluten-free. Gluten-free grains ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
None: There are no medications to treat celiac. The only treatment is avoidance of gluten.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
23 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
NO: Celiac disease is a disease where the presence of gluten - a product of wheat causes inflammation in the gut. Although there is no cure for celiac di ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Very strict avoidance of gluten can very quickly inprove symptoms. (often within 1 month).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
No gluten: Only total avoidance of gluten is the management.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Counselling helps: I think anyone who has concerns about planing a pregnancy should consider consulting a geneticist. Every pregnancy has about 4% risk of an unexpected ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No, but imperfect : 23andme analyzes about 1/3000 of your genes. The resultant information is very limited. Also, environmental factors play a larger role than genetic fa ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Depends: If you do not have celiac disease genes, you will never become celiac. If you do, then avoid gluten and possibly casein.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Critical: The treatment of celiac disease is the complete avoidance of gluten. Nothing else works. Usually nothing more is needed. In severe cases malnourishmen ... Read More
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