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Brow Diet Celiac Disease
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
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
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
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
No: You either have it or you don't. ...Read more
Celiac: They definitely should improve drastically if you are able to stick with a 100% gluten-free diet. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
How do people with celiac disease feel when they start a gluten free diet? What I mean is how quickly do symptoms improve?
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
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?
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
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
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?
Search the net: Search the net. There are a number of good medical sites that will help you. ...Read more
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
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
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
Good day, I seem to have most symptoms of celiac disease. How can I test for this & what medication can I take-difficult to follow a gluten free diet?
Blood/GI tests/none: The screening test for celiac is done with blood & finds antibodies to your gut tissues. This must be done while you are on gluten to be accurate. If blood is positive a sample of intestinal tissue confirms it. There is no "med" for celiac disease. Any time CD patients eat gluten their body makes new destructive antibodies that attack the gut. ...Read more