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How does celiac disease affect the small intestine

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Food malabsorption: 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually does: Antibody levels are expected to increase after any gluten exposure.With time (months) they will gradually decline as would their effect on the gut, un ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Need more info: The hall mark of celiac disease is destruction of the lining of the intestine (mucosal atrophy). To give you a better idea about what is going on i wo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: Because of the inflammation of your small intestines a test for celiac is in order.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: If you follow the diet religiously your risk of cancer diminishes.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease is best diagnosed by colonoscopy with biopsy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac diseases : Need more information but will depend on how much exposure
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See below: For celiac disease, the intestines completely heal in the absence of gluten (95% of the time). In 5%, however, enteropathy is refractory to gluten avo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: There is a relation, one autoimmune disease can cause another to occur. To be tested for celiac, there are blood tests and a upper intestinal biopsy o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: Yes it is. Gives you an increased risk of developing that cancer.
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