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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 43 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.

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