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A 34-year-old male asked about a 32-year-old female:

who would be the best doctor to see for a supposed gluten sensitivity? i'd like to know for my wife. thank you.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Gluten: Gluten allergy is detected and tested by an allergist. And confirmed by biopsies by a gastroenterologist. Sensitivity is a more vague term and cannot be tested.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Integrative Medicine: I agree with my colleague about gluten allergy vs sensitivity. But the latter can be tested for via the process of an elimination diet, with gradual re-introduction of potentially offending foods. And symptoms that arise (abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea, joint swelling, lethargy, foggy thinking, etc) could be related -- even days after eating the food. An integrative medicine doc can help.

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