Doctor insights on:
Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance And Weight Gain
Does celiac disease cause weight gain? After i cut out gluten i lost 6 pounds and felt much stronger, and less tired. Also is this loss permanent?
Very likely: I've known of people with celiac disease who had difficulty losing weight. When they stopped consuming gluten, they lost weight, stopped feeling bloated, and more energetic as you have noticed. As long as you avoid gluten, the lost weight should stay off (unless due to something else). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
Can a thyroid condition cause a gluten intolerance or celiac disease? Can the thyroid cause any other food intolerances?
Association: Celiac sprue is an autoimmune disease. Those with celiac sprue are more likely to develop thyroiditis. Those who first present with thyroiditis are much less likely to get celiac sprue. If you have an over or under active thyroid then it might affect the way your digestive tract works. You could develop constipation, diarrhea, reflux. Different foods might bother you more if you suffer from this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more
Celiac is autoimmune: An intolerance is different from an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where antibodies attack the lining of the intestines. In both cases, you will stay away from wheat gluten, but they are not the same process. You can be tested for celiac by a blood test and an endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more
What happens if I were to have a gluten intolerance, does that basically mean I have celiac disease?
Can you please explain why celiac disease is considered dangerous, and gluten intolerance not dangerous?
Is raynaud's disease correlated/associated with gluten intolerance/celiac disease? If so why/in what way?
Is there difference in terms of symptoms between celiac disease/gluten intolerance/wheat allergy?
Yes: They are not the same!Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?
What precautions should one take in the days before getting a test for celiac disease/gluten intolerance to avoid a false positive/false negative?
NO: An intolerance is different from an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where antibodies attack the lining of the intestines. In both cases, you will stay away from wheat gluten, but they are not the same process. You can be tested for celiac by a blood test and an endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more
Is there more gluten intolerance and celiac disease today than in the past, or are we simply more aware of these conditions? If more common now, why?
More aware: As more tests are ordered and see more positive results and people more health awareness now. ...Read more
DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: While oftentime the 2 terms are used interchangeably, there are many patients who do have issues due to gluten ingestion but do not have full blown celiac disease. Typically patients complain of bloating, diarrhea, rashes, itchy skin, failure to thrive after eating barley, rye, wheat and other similar products that contain gluten. Best to consult a GI doc and a good dietician. ...Read more
Can anal fissures/unsettled stomach/vaginal yeast infections be related to a gluten intolerance/celiac disease?
A matter of degree: Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where eating foods with gluten damage the intestinal lining causing gastrointestinal symptoms and sometimes cause skin rashes. Patients must strictly avoid all gluten. People with gluten intolerance can usually tolerate small amounts of gluten and do not have celiac disease. See a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Does celiac disease cause weight gain?
- Differences between gluten intolerance celiac disease
- What are the symptoms of gluten intolerance and celiac disease?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease symptoms
- Can lactose intolerance cause weight gain?
- Can gluten intolerance cause insomnia?
- Can gluten intolerance cause constipation?
- Talk to a pediatrician online