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please share an interesting fact about lilving with celiac disease.

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ignore: Drinking wine is ok when you have celiac disease.
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Many: Many large food stores (e.g. Trader joe's, whole foods) carry a full stock of gluten-free products.
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Ignore: Symptoms of celiac disease vary from an upset stomach to nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Dr. Stuart Erner
Bariatrics 45 years experience
Ignore: Living with celiac disease is easier today given the greater number of gluten-free foods available.
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Did: Did you know there is a blood test that can help diagnose celiac disease?
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Ignore: Eat Gluten free diet.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Ignore: Only BOTH anti-gliadin IgG and of anti-endomysium IgA (or biopsy) finds all cases.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Ignore: If you have celiac disease, do not cheat. No amount of gluten is safe or healthy for you.
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin. Avoid lipstick and lip balm with gluten.
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 54 years experience
Ignore: CAREFULL ADHERENCE TO GLUTEN FREEDIET IS ESSENTIAL A NEW MEDICATION IN THE WORKS WHICH MAY HELP.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ignore: Do find a support group. It can be online or in your community.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Gluten: Gluten is found in many condiments like soy sauce and ketchup. Read labels carefully.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Wheat: Wheat has both water-soluble fractions and alcohol-soluble fractions.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Clinical: Clinical manifestations of gluten reactivity and celiac disease vary in infants to children to adult.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Although: Although thought of as gastrointestinal disease, celiac disease affects other areas of body/mind.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Cognitive: Cognitive problems can happen in people with untreated celiac disease, called "brain fog".
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
People: People with celiac disease who eat gluten have an autoimmune attack on their small intestine.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Celiac: Celiac disease also known as: celiac sprue, non-tropical sprue, & gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
If: If you have a first-degree relative with celiac disease, you have a 10% risk of developing it.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Ignore: Confirm the good diagnosis. Then take gluten free diet. Your symptoms should improve within a week.
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Ignore: Avoiding wheat is much easier than it used to be. Many health food stores have gluten-free foods.
Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Ignore: Celiac disease has a strong genetic basis. Consider having family members evaluated.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Exposure: Exposure to the smallest amount of gluten can cause a major setback.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Ignore: Find latest Amer College Gastro clinical guidelines at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609613.
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Ignore: Osteoporosis goes hand-in-hand with celiac disease. Attention to good bone health is important.
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Yeast: Yeast extract is a common form of "hidden" gluten on food labels.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Be: Be aware of the risk of lymphoma with celiac disease in the very long term.

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How does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Harms sm. intestine: Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... The intestinal lining loses its microscopic "villi", which are tiny protrusions that maximize the absorptive surface area needed to absorb nutrients. A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc...
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What are common complications of celiac disease?

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Dr. Randy Burgett
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General Practice 9 years experience
Many: Celiac disease is characterized by the inability to digest foods with gluten, resulting in abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Complications include anemia, osteoporosis, vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, infertility, liver disease, intestinal cancers, or hypoglycemia. Early diagnosis and proper treatment with diet control can help you avoid these complications.
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What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

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Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a dietician to make sure. If this is still a problem, consult with a gastroenterologist to perform other tests to make sure there's no other inflammatory process going on or other causes. There's a medicine called "budesonide" they may try.
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What exactly is latent and silent celiac disease?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Degrees of abnormal: Latent: abnormal blood test/antibody tests, but normal biopsy and no symptoms or signs.Children diagnosed with celiac sprue as children; tolerated introduction of gluten. Can develop signs and symptoms later in life. Silent:: abnormal antibody tests, abnormal intestinal biopsy nut no signs or symptoms even on gluten diet. Can develop signs/symptoms later in life.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If family has celiac: Persons who have relatives with celiac disease are more likely to get celiac disease (it's hereditary). The disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern/western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china/japan).

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