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if I have gluten intolerance but not celiac disease do I have to be just as strict with my diet

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
37 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Maybe: While oftentime the 2 terms are used interchangeably, there are many patients who do have issues due to gluten ingestion but do not have full blown c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
NO: An intolerance is different from an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where antibodies attack the lining of the intestines. In both ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not usually : Celiac disease is a response to gluten. The ANA is not a specific part of celiac disease.
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Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Raynaud's does not usually involve the intestinal tract. Its symptoms are sensitivity to cold causing pain, coldness, and color changes in the hands ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Not usually: No, not typically. If your celiac is very severe and out of control, this can result in severe iron deficiency anemia or malnutrition/underweight stat ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Hashimoto's thyroid: Autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's) has been linked to higher incidence of celiac disease and vice-versa based on a common genetic trait (the presenc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Ganek
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: These symptoms can be associated with celiac disease, but not necessarily. There are simple blood tests that can help rule it out, see your physician.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Gluten-free diet: A gluten-free diet usually makes symptoms go away. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnorma ... Read More
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