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Are organs of a celiac patient safe to donate?

Are organs of a celiac patient safe to donate?

Yes: Should not be a problem, as long as they had good function before. Celiac can affect function of a lot of organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more


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How do patients with celiac disease describe their reaction to gluten as it pertains to muscles?

How do patients with celiac disease describe their reaction to gluten as it pertains to muscles?

Celiac Disease: Patients with celiac disease can have nutrient deficiencies, including iron, folate, or calcium. Can present with anemia, osteopenia/osteoporosis, weight loss, diarrhea chronically, excessive flatus, and abdominal pain. Increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

No: In fact people taking PPI class of drug for GERD often end up with low serum B12 level which may or may not be clinically important. ...Read more

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If immunosuppressed patient & have symptoms of celiac disease, how to confirm it? Especially they will have -ve IgA ttg test and almost normal biopsy!

If immunosuppressed patient & have symptoms of celiac disease, how to confirm it? Especially they will have -ve IgA ttg test and almost normal biopsy!

Clinical challenge: If none of the blood tests are conclusive, biopsy is generally diagnostic. If for any reason even that is not helpful, it may be worthwhile to do a clinical trial, i.E, put the patient on gluten free diet for at least 3 months to see if there is any improvement. If there is improvement it may be challenged by re-exposing to gluten. ...Read more

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Is losec mups safe for celiac patient? Does it contain any gluten? Am using it for 4 days now and i don't feel well! what other ppi is safe for celiac

Is losec mups  safe for celiac patient? Does it contain any gluten? Am using it for 4 days now and i don't feel well! what other ppi is safe for celiac

PPIs: Prilosec, i assume from your post, is ok to take in case of celiac disease. It doesn't contain any gluten, unless the capsule it is in might, but you will need to read about the inactive ingredients on the package. Ppis should be ok to take in case of celiac disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with celiac disease to donate blood?

Is it safe for a person with celiac disease to donate blood?

Sure, if not anemic: Celiac sprue isn't "catching"; you're blood is not tainted by infection.. If you don't have iron deficiency or anemia (both not uncommon in celiac), then yes you could donate blood, and thank you for doing it. ...Read more

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What are the percentages that a type I diabetic and a celiac patient would have a child that has either celiac or type I or both conditions? My bf ha

Higher than average: If one parent has an autoimmune disorder, the likelihood that a child will develop some type of autoimmune disorder is higher than a child of someone without an ai disorder. They don't have to be the same disorders. Having said that, type 1 dm is not inherited. You r more likely to inherit type 2 dm from a parent. ...Read more

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