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A 51-year-old male asked:

Irritable bowel syndrome? can it be due to elevated gliadin antibody iga. ativan (lorazepam) kept the ibs under control for over 20 years but not now.

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
IBS not celiac sprue: Gut symptoms of pain, diarrhea/constipation with gliadin IgA sounds like celiac sprue-confirm diagnosis with bowel biopsy. Rx is dietary exclusion of gluten-lifelong. Ibs symptoms usually not associated with celiac sprue (gliadin iga). Gluten containing foods also have carbohydrates that may not be fully digested, cause symptoms. Other foods can initiate symptoms too.
Last updated Oct 12, 2017


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