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what is celiac disease

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is atrophy of the intestinal villi caused by an immune response to gluten and gliadin.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Celiac Disease can lead to:: Adrenal insufficiency, Berger's disease, Gastroparesis, Iron deficiency anemia, Non Hodgkin's lymphoma, Anemia, Addison's disease, Dermatitis herpet ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Reaction to gluten: Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for stayi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Celiac disease: Celiac is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibodies against the small intestine; it causes malabsorption of food and often chronic d ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you continue to consume gluten with a diagnosis of celiac disease, the gluten will damage the surface of the small intestine thus impairing your ab ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
46 years experience Dentistry
Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to treat: "refractory" is a fancy medical term for something that is hard to treat. In other words, the disease is not getting any better using standard treatme ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Therapy not working: The treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. Refractory celiac disease is when a patient still has symptoms after being on a strictly glute ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to ... Read More

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