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what happens if i do not follow a diet for celiac

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Bad: The slightest bit of gluten can make you very sick and tear up your gut, causing diarrhea, malabsorption, and other related symptoms.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Sad way to go: True gluten enteropathy will cause the linings in your small intestines to become scarred impair nutrient absorption.The irritation will trigger abdom ... Read More

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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
30 years experience Family Medicine
Other reasons.: You may be sensitive to other food groups, ie dairy, eggs, or any number of things. Food sensitivity testing would be helpful. You also might have a ... Read More
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Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
Discuss with doctor: If you are compliant with gluten free diet and not getting symptoms due to contamination or ingesting hidden gluten. Consider discussing this with yo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Blood/GI tests/none: The screening test for celiac is done with blood & finds antibodies to your gut tissues. This must be done while you are on gluten to be accurate. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
43 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
You need to be teste: Blood testing and if positive test, then possible endoscopy to confirm.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Liebermann
10 years experience Gastroenterology
A gluten free diet: Very difficult diet to follow. There is gluten everywhere. Would suggest to get a book on the subject or better yet see a dietitian.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Many products use gluten as a thickening agent so it is very important that you read all labels before buying. A gluten free diet demands dedication a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: There are several risks by not keeping the diet. This is a comprehensive overview. Also, a gastroenterologist can answer all of these questions. http: ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his die ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No you continue: No you have to stay on the diet all your life.

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