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how to tell if my symptoms are from celiac disease?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Get it evaluated: Since you do not list your symptoms, i cannot say much. Just check with your doctor especially if you have abdominal bloating, gas, diarrhea, fatigue, aching.

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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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Are there racial differences in regards to celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Yes: Because celiac disease is 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 and western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china, japan).
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What are the symptoms of celiac sprue?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Many different ones: When patients with celiac disease eats gluten, they get "villious atrophy", the finger-like projections in their small intestine shrink and fail to properly absorb nutrients. This can result in symptoms of: "1) those due to malabsorption, and (2) those due to malnutrition including vitamin and mineral defiencies".
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Can you still have celiac disease if all tests are negative?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Celaic diease: What tests?. If the celiac panel is negative including the latest addition and the biopsy is negative then you should for a allergy to wheat or other grains.
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How to tell if I have celiacs disease? What are the symptoms?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Celiac: Celiac disease cannot be diagnosed clinically may times. You may have diarrhea or you may have no symptoms at all. Although a blood test can be done, you really need to see a gastroenterlogist, a doctor who specializes in dieases of the stomach and colon.

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