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What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

Variable Sx; slight: Celiac can have variable sx, incl gas, bloat, diarrhea, wt loss, rarely gain, constipation, joint aches and pains (often from vitamin d def), fatigue (often from iron def), osteoporosis, swallowing probl, rarely liver probl. Can get screened with blood testing, and/or genetic testing. Assoc with other autoimmune diseases such as ibd, psoriasis, rheum arth, lupus, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease. ...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


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Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

No: In fact people taking PPI class of drug for GERD often end up with low serum B12 level which may or may not be clinically important. ...Read more

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How do patients with celiac disease describe their reaction to gluten as it pertains to muscles?

How do patients with celiac disease describe their reaction to gluten as it pertains to muscles?

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 more

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If immunosuppressed patient & have symptoms of celiac disease, how to confirm it? Especially they will have -ve IgA ttg test and almost normal biopsy!

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

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I have celiac disease, every time I eat even if it's gluten free food or drink a beverage I get really bloated. Something more than celiac?

I have celiac disease, every time I eat even if it's gluten free food or drink a beverage I get really bloated. Something more than celiac?

Complex issue: Sometimes gluten sensitive people also have food sensitivities to other proteins.Cow milk,egg,,corn,chocolate are a few that bother one patient I follow. There are also food additives, especially red #40, that can cause digestive issues. Your doc may be able to check you for other food sensitivities. You may also want to visit a clinical dietitian to get an idea how to work with this. ...Read more

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I have not checked for Celiac disease. Should I get a blood test? I have been under a lot of stress lately. I also drink a lot of caffeine.

I have not checked for Celiac disease. Should I get a blood test? I have been under a lot of stress lately. I also drink a lot of caffeine.

Maybe: Your question does not provide enough info to confirm or exclude need for a celiac screening. It is a real problem with some subtle symptoms and effects. Screening is simple but confirmation requires an intestinal biopsy.You should have it confirmed before trying a gluten free lifestyle, which has a cult like following. True celiacs have other associated risks that need to be explored. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink prune juice and orange juice with Celiac disease?

Is it safe to drink prune juice and orange juice with Celiac disease?

Celiac: As long as prune juice and orange juice contain only the juices of those fruits, they should be fine. But I would beware of certain additives and preservatives that may contain gluten. For instance, certain stabilizers and thickeners contain gluten. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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