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Gluten (Definition)

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


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I tried every single diet to get ride of my constipation, no use. At the same time I am gluten intolerant. What to do? Please help me

I tried every single diet to get ride of my constipation, no use. At the same time I am gluten intolerant. What to do? Please help me

Change in habits?: If your constipation represents a change from your usual bowel habits, lease see the doctor. This could be a symptom of colon cancer and should be checked out. If the constipation has been a long term problem, your doctor can counsel you about fluid intake and foods that may provide relief. ...Read more

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Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Celiac: yes , celiac can only manifest with constipation . Celiac disease has a wide array of symptoms ranging from stomach ache to seizures ...Read more

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Im dieting my 4yrs old with dairy products due to severe constipation, backpain. Is almond milk gluten free ok and safe to use as alternative?

Im dieting my 4yrs old with dairy products due to severe constipation, backpain. Is almond milk gluten free ok and safe to use as alternative?

Not best choice: Not all almond milk is gluten free. Check the label. Almond milk is very low in protein and fat which growing children may need. It can be high in sugar too. The almonds need to have been soaked/dehydrated first to rid phytic acid which blocks mineral absorption and causes tummy distress. Positives: iron, riboflavin and vitamin e, extra calcium. ...Read more

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When eating gluten products i develop bloating, constipation, and water retention. Could I have gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease?

When eating gluten products i develop bloating, constipation, and water retention. Could I have gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease?

Gluten sensitivities: Wheat or gluten sensitivities include a wide spectrum of presentations from well-defined celiac disease to other vaguely defined conditions like ibs-like symptoms, and problems outside of the gut like gluten ataxia or peripheral neuropathy. Since it is complicated, a good history taken by your physician with supporting tests might me helpful to tell if you have sensitivities or allergy to wheat. ...Read more

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Am I gluten intolerant? I suffer from chronic constipation, anxiety, panic attacks, might be anemic, fatigue, and I feel sick after eating

Am I gluten intolerant? I suffer from chronic constipation, anxiety, panic attacks, might be anemic, fatigue, and I feel sick after eating

Not likely: Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) has three of the following features: villous atrophy in small intestine; malabsorption, weight loss, or other signs of nutrient or vitamin deficiency. Symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, bloody stool and rashes. Often runs in the family. Unlikely given symptoms you describe. Worth trying gluten free diet to see if you notice a difference in symptom ...Read more

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Being Diagnosed with IBS so when in constipated mode- it's suggested I eat Fibre but I am gluten intorelant. So what now?

Being Diagnosed with IBS  so when in constipated mode- it's suggested I eat Fibre but I am gluten intorelant. So what now?

Psyllium husk: Hi. Psyllium seed husk contains no gluten and is a great fiber laxative. You can get the psyllium husk anywhere, or get the processed version, Metamucil (contains sweetener and flavoring). Give psyllium a try with lots of water. I hope it does the trick! ...Read more

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I've been gluten free for about a week and a half. And either i'm constipated or I have the runs and everytime i go it comes out green..?

I've been gluten free for about a week and a half. And either i'm constipated or I have the runs and everytime i go it comes out green..?

Time for fiber. : Many of my patients with dietary issues have tried pulling gluten containing foods out of their diet. The problem is that wheat and bran have most of their daily fiber intake. You'll need to add a fiber supplement. Try metamucil or citrucel twice a day, taken apart from meals. Then try adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. If gluten is your problem this may help straighten you out. ...Read more

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I have a sensitive stomach, & have tried eliminating gluten/dairy & went raw to no avail. Often constipated and bloated. Any recommendations?

I have a sensitive stomach, & have tried eliminating gluten/dairy & went raw to no avail. Often constipated and bloated. Any recommendations?

Have u been checked?: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things ; may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, exact location, ; associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more