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A 23-year-old member asked:

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease typically treated?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Gluten-free diet: A gluten-free diet usually makes symptoms go away. Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten. Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, thus causing intestinal problems and abnormal digestion.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Celiac: Strict avoidance of any gluten containing products with supplementation of vitamins and minerals for whatever is lost with the elimination of gluten from the diet.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Whats the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Probably the same: The way these terms are used they are probably the same thing.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Does celiac disease or gluten intolerance relate with nausea?

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Dr. Kristi Nix
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibly: Celiac and gluten intolerance can present with nausea. Do you have other symptoms such as weight loss, bloating, or diarrhea? If so I would go in for an evaluation by your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What happens if I were to have a gluten intolerance, does that basically mean I have celiac disease?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 47 years experience
Not necessarily: Celiac disease is a more severe form of gluten intolerance. See a doctor experienced in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease for proper diagnosis and management.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does.
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
The NIH considers "gluten intolerance" a synonym for Celiac disease. Celiac disease damages the intestinal lining and can cause physical symptoms such as cramping, diarrhea and lead to malabsorption / malnutrition. Persons can also have allergic antibodies (IgE) to wheat without having celiac disease. Treatment is avaoidance.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Blood test or biopsy: Tests for celiac disease include blood antibody tests, looking for tissue transglutaminase antibody (ttg iga) and other antibodies. Small intestine biopsy by using an endoscope through the mouth, can accurately diagnose celiac disease.
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