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Is autism associated with celiac disease?

Is autism associated with celiac disease?

No: Autism is a complex neurobiological inherited disorder that is worsened by environmental toxins. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that prevents absorption of gluten from the diet. There is no scientific evidence the two are related. Years ago, there was a flurry of thinking that malabsorption of gluten could lead to or worsen autism. This has been disproven. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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How common is celiac disease?

How common is  celiac disease?

Pretty common: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more

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How can I treat celiac disease?

How can I treat celiac disease?

Gluten Free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is to avoid all foods containing gluten. Gluten is most commonly found in barley, wheat and rye grains. You must be a very careful label reader and check for these items in the ingredients list. There are many more gluten free options available in the supermarkets now. If you have been diagnosed with celiac this is a lifelong diet plan. ...Read more

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How to deal with celiac disease?

How to deal with celiac disease?

Diet: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by gluten. It is the only curable autoimmune disease by going on a 100% gluten free diet. Suggest you visit celiac.Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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Can you please discuss celiac disease?

Can you please discuss celiac disease?

Autoimmune disorder: An autoimmune disorder where following ingestion of wheat gluten, the body's immune cells (lymphocytes) are stimulated to attack the small intestine and cause edema and damage to the intestinal lining cells which can result in diarrhea and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Help please! is celiac disease serious?

Help please! is celiac disease serious?

Yes: Here is some more information on other diseases associated with celiac disease http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2012/08/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-whats.Html. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in the us?

1 in 141: The prevalence of cd in the United States was 0.71% (1 in 141). ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more