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Are Organs Of A Celiac Patient Safe To Donate
Celiac Disease: Patients with celiac disease can have nutrient deficiencies, including iron, folate, (folic acid) or calcium. Can present with anemia, osteopenia/osteoporosis, weight loss, diarrhea chronically, excessive flatus, and abdominal pain. Increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I think I react to rice like how gluten reacts to celiac disease patients. I have positive smallbowel bx, negative labs, fine with gluten. Is it rice?
Rice: Your answer lies in your question all the best ...Read more
Is losec (omeprazole) 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much gluten food does a patient need to eat before taking a celiac panel blood test? How far in advance does she need to eat gluten food? Thanks!
Sometimes none: A celiac "panel" should look for several things and some of those will be positive in people with celiac disease without any exposure to gluten at or before the time of the test. Certain antibodies will only be positive if you have been exposed to gluten a day or so before the study, but they do not define celiac disease. ...Read more
Which is the most invasive/possible problematic to the patient--splanchnic nerve block or a celiac plexus nerve block for pancreatic cancer pain?
Both are: Equally "invasive but if performed by an expert (Pain Physician, Interventional Radiologist) are safe and hopefully effective. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Safe as you make it: To be safe from exacerbations of celiac disease you must learn to read labels. Not all foods are labeled as gluten-free. You must be able to detect gluten-containing substances on ingredient lists. For example white flour is a form or wheat flour. Meet with a nutritionist to learn how best to do this. Go to the store with a partner & read labels together for practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if no gluten: If there is no gluten in the adora ca supplements, then it should be ok to take. Always check labels on all food, vitamins, supplements & meds for gluten. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer. Many supplements will state "gluten-free" only the label, if they are. Gluten is in wheat, barley, rye, triticale, spelt; similar protein (prolamine) is in oats. Wheat flour is sometimes a filler in suppl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a very busy person & have no time to cook. I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Would it be safe to consume gluten free microwaveable dinner daily?
Yes: You can fine many helpful guidelines on gluten free foods on line and many supermarkets have a gluten free section. Gluten free does not imply vitamin deficiency, but study up on your nutritional choices and you can follow a gluten free life in the fast lane. I've been doing it for some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?
Yes: You're safe as long as you, as a celiac disease patient, avoid eating wheat, barley, rye products or any commercially-prepared food or drink that the label indicates contains gluten. Look toward to future and see my earlier answer about exciting prospects for celiac patients who may one day soon be able to enjoy gluten. ...Read more
I have celiac disease, and also cannot gain weight, is apetamin safe to take, one doctor said it is not safe at all.
Ok but: This drug is same as Periactin- an antihistamine we used to use to stimulate appetite. HOwever it does cause most people to be drowsy and thus not the safest drug to choose. You likely have problem getting food without gluten and thus it is time for you to consult a dietitian. Make sure that you don't have another disease condition which may cause weight loss. ...Read more
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