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I have celiac disease, what's going to happen if I don't follow the recommended diet?

I have celiac disease, what's going to happen if I don't follow the recommended diet?

Bad: The slightest bit of gluten can make you very sick and tear up your gut, causing diarrhea, malabsorption, and other related symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What important diet changes do I need to make after being diagnosed with celiac disease?

What important diet changes do I need to make after being diagnosed with celiac disease?

A gluten free diet: Very difficult diet to follow. There is gluten everywhere. Would suggest to get a book on the subject or better yet see a dietitian. ...Read more

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Have celiac disease for two years. Follow diet to a t, still have occasional bouts of diarhea. Why?

Have celiac disease for two years. Follow diet to a t, still have occasional bouts of diarhea. Why?

Other reasons.: You may be sensitive to other food groups, ie dairy, eggs, or any number of things. Food sensitivity testing would be helpful. You also might have a low-grade bowel infection, so stool studies should be performed. F all tests are negative you may have ibs, irritable bowel syndrome where symptoms are worsened by stress levels. ...Read more

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What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

Celiac disease: There are several risks by not keeping the diet. This is a comprehensive overview. Also, a gastroenterologist can answer all of these questions. Http://www. Celiaccentral. Org/Celiac-Disease/21/ ...Read more

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Can celiac disease symptoms resolve after following a gluten free diet?

Can celiac disease symptoms resolve after following a gluten free diet?

Celiac: They definitely should improve drastically if you are able to stick with a 100% gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

Less leaky gut: Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure. ...Read more

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Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

Food sensitivities: Some with GI distress feel better if they eliminate foods from their diet. Recently, the low-fodmaps diet is gaining traction for decreasing food hypersensitivity symptoms (these are not allergies!). Wheat based foods may be harder to digest, pull water into the gut, get fermented by bacteria and therefore increase gas in the gut. Stretch of the gut wall by fluids and gas cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

I don't see why: Following a gluten free diet is incredibly difficult and expensive. Obviously, if you are sensitive to gluten and it causes GI symptoms, you will benefit greatly. But there is no significant evidence that such a diet will help you lose weight, boost energy or be healthier. While giving up a lot of carbs (bread/pasta/cereal/pizza/beer) may help weight loss, you can do it with fewer restrictions. ...Read more

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Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Certainly but....: ... For children this is an unbelievably restricted diet. It is very difficult to sdhere to. In a study where parents were asked whether medicine or the diet was effective, where both would work, the choice by the parents was the medicine by a clear margin. ...Read more

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Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Yes: The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc)and even death. The only treatment is avoidance at this time. The problem with a gluten free diet is that gluten free products often contain more sugar and fat to keep the consistency moist. ...Read more

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Are there any reliable tests for celiac disease that can be performed while on a gluten free diet?

Are there any reliable tests for celiac disease that can be performed while on a gluten free diet?

Genetic test: The only testing that can be done on a gluten free diet is the genetic test. People with particular hla types are at higher risk for celiac disease. Screening for risk can be done on a gluten free diet, however, with a risk result, celiac cannot be diagnosed without the positive biopsy or positive antibody test. However, then your doctor could decide if further testing with gluten diet indicate. ...Read more

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What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea could there be more wrong?

My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea could there be more wrong?

Hidden gluten: There are many hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination in food we eat. You can have her blood tested for antibodies that should improve if she is following the diet. Speak to your health professional about the foods she eats as well as possibility of products that contain gluten you may be unaware of. A stool evaluation for other causes of diarrhea can be done by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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In celiac disease how much time does it take for the histopathoological changes to normalise once gluten free diet is started?

Usually: About 6 months. However, every person' body heals differently. It is reported about that it can take up to 2 years to normalize. But, if there is any exposure to gluten, the changes may still be persistent. It is helpful to monitor serum ttg antibody levels, once they normalize, rebiopsy on about 6 months. Repeat biopsies should continue to be read in the same lab so slides can be compared. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease and am on a gluten free diet, but all of a sudden I have almost no appetite. Is this normal for people with celiac?

I have celiac disease and am on a gluten free diet, but all of a sudden I have almost no appetite. Is this normal for people with celiac?

Possibly but: It may also be possible that the limited choice of food makes eating unappetizing to you. Loss of appetite has many causes including depression. Be sure that your diet is nutritionally sound and enlist the help of a dietitian if necessary. ...Read more

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I'm 38 female, smoker, have celiac disease but do not stick to diet, I've had one colonoscopy, found ONE sessile serrated polyp 9mm, should I worry?

I'm 38 female, smoker, have celiac disease but do not stick to diet, I've had one colonoscopy, found ONE sessile serrated polyp 9mm, should I worry?

Worry is relative!: If they never told you, you need to be aware of a fact. Every time someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, their immune system creates new antibodies that attack various tissues in the body. Your symptoms may be readily apparent or subtle, but they will eventually lead to more problems. It is hard enough to remain gluten free when you try, since it can be found in unexpected items. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with celiac disease after being misdiagnose repeatedly. Gluten-free diet helps but I'm unemployed & the food's expensive. What do I do?

I was diagnose with celiac disease after being misdiagnose repeatedly. Gluten-free diet helps but I'm unemployed & the food's expensive. What do I do?

Not expensive: Buying and cooking rice is not expensive, eating legumes such as chickpeas and lentils, red beans and black beans with the rice is not expensive. There are many inexpensive beans and grains that make a whole protein, provide carbohydrates and good nutrition on a celiac diet. Peanut butter also is not expensive for a jar. ...Read more

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Are there psychological symptoms of celiac disease that also go away with a gluten-free diet?

Probably: No one has looked at this scientifically, as it's very difficult to measures states of mind. However, it makes sense scientifically, as immune responses going on in the body slow down the mind and make one feel generally ill. Anecdotally, I've seen folks with real celiac disease feel better overall soon after successful gluten elimination, but it won't help those without the real disease. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease. Apart from following a strict gluten free diet, what other precautions and regular tests should I be taking?

I have celiac disease. Apart from following a strict gluten free diet, what other precautions and regular tests should I be taking?

Stop gluten; then...: Celiac patients have a higher chance of getting type 1 diabetes, thyroid diseases, and other autoimmune disorders. People with celiac disease have a higher chance of gastrointestinal conditions such as colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders, reduced gut motility, or delayed stomach emptying. A nutritionist / dietician can review one's diet to make sure it's well-balanced. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 months ago and have been following a gluten free diet. I continue to lose weight, is this normal?

I was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 months ago and have been following a gluten free diet. I continue to lose weight, is this normal?

Strict diet: You have been diagnosed with celiac. Try a strict diet. It is very easy for contamination to occur. Use seperate utensils if required. Try a support group. If you are loosing weight it may take a while as your body recovers. Good signs are healthy looking stool, hair returning to normal, skin healthy appearance, etc. Your doctor will do a blood test for recovery. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?

What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?

Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...Read more

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Do you think that it's better for o+ people to consider a gluten free diet even if they don't have celiac disease? N.B I hv a potential Crohn's disease

Do you think that it's better for o+ people to consider a gluten free diet even if they don't have celiac disease? N.B I hv a potential Crohn's disease

No relationship: Gluten free diet benefits only those who are truly sensitive to gluten you need to consult a GI doctor if you suspect you may have a gluten issue or crohn's disease. Your blood type has nothing to do with either. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease and I'm on a gluten free diet. Should I be seeing a doctor for my celiac disease? If so, why?

I have celiac disease and I'm on a gluten free diet. Should I be seeing a doctor for my celiac disease? If so, why?

Yes, you should: You don't mention how you were diagnosed. If you are doing well and initially had an endoscopy that confirmed the diagnosis, there is no urgency. Still you should be seen once a year. If you have never had an endoscopy, you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for not gaining weight despite good diet anemia celiac disease?

What could be the reason for not gaining weight despite good diet anemia celiac disease?

Malabsorption: If your celiac disease is not fully under control you are not likely to gain weight. Presence of anemia and lack of weight gain both suggest that the disease is not under control. Please consult your doctor about your diet. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more