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How does celiac disease affect the small intestine

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Celiac: Celiac is a loss of the enzymes that break down gluten. Over time there can be inflammation and irritation to the lining of the small bowel but this i ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 30-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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: If you follow the diet religiously your risk of cancer diminishes.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease is best diagnosed by colonoscopy with biopsy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac diseases : Need more information but will depend on how much exposure
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
17 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: Yes it is. Gives you an increased risk of developing that cancer.
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