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why is gluten bad for you

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Gluten Good or Bad: Gluten is a protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is the culprit in Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is the tip of the iceberg, though. The actu ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Only if you have the inherited inability to digest gluten. Otherwise it is harmless and way over-hyped as problematic.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricelina Caro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Don't change diet: I am sorry you are suffering. You're in a tough spot. One needs to stay on a gluten-containing diet to have more accurate results.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: If you have dermatitis herpetiformis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Why continue then?: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associat ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Gluten sensitivity: ~0.4% of people have Ciliac Dz, a reaction to gluten which causes severe inflammation of the bowel to the extent that without intervention they may re ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Celiac Disease?: If you have celiac disease then exposing yourself to gluten will cause worsening symptoms. If testing negative you could have an intolerance that is n ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Not a problem for most people there's a very small amount of people who have celiac Sprue gluten or gluten sensitivity or allergy
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Gluten free: Generally baked products have gluten in them, and most noodles too. Most grocery stores have dedicated gluten free isles because it is the latest fad, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fine
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Canned: Canned good have 2 problems. One , they are processed foods and the bpa that lines the can!
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