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Can a thyroid condition cause a gluten intolerance or celiac disease? Can the thyroid cause any other food intolerances?

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 more

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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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Does elminating glutein your diet can cause gluten intolerance?I elminated bread in my diet for 3 months and i feel like I have gluten intolerance now

No: Gluten intolerance occurs when you eat wheat, barley or rye. If you avoid these foods then you will not have the symptoms of intolerance. You need to eliminate more than just bread in your diet if you truly have gluten intolerance. Read the labels to avoid wheat, barley and rye. ...Read more

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Would going almost 18months eatinga gluten filled diet cause irreversible damage ina person with intolerance?Found out recentlyihad gluten intolerance

Would going almost 18months eatinga gluten filled diet cause irreversible damage ina person with intolerance?Found out recentlyihad gluten intolerance

Got celiac sprue?: "gluten intolerance" is loose term. Some people feel better cutting out foods containing gluten- grains, because they cut down on poorly digested carbohydrates, not because of lass gluten. True gluten disease needs a gluten free diet - for life. 18 months of a gluten filled diet won't cause irreversible damage. ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue be caused by a gluten intolerance?

Can geographic tongue be caused by a gluten intolerance?

Yes: Migratory glossitis (geographic tongue) has been found in many people who suffer from celiac disease and other auto-immune disorders. It is not a definitive sign that one has problems with gluten, but the association is fairly high and gives reason for further testing and investigation. ...Read more

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What causes your gluten intolerance/antibody reaction to gluten?

What causes your gluten intolerance/antibody reaction to gluten?

Excellent question: No one knows for sure and it may not be unlike other acquired allergies or sensitivities such as seafood or latex. This disease has yet to be fully understood but tremendous advances are being made as it becomes distinguished from previous confusion with irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can internal hemmoroids be caused by an undetected gluten intolerance? They are stage 2 internal hemmoroids.

No: I have not heard or read anything about gluten allergies causing internal hemmorhoids. People with gluten allergy typically have problems with nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pains created by inflammation to the small intestine. ...Read more

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How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

How can I know if my stomach problems are caused by gluten intolerance?

Start with testing: Simple blood tests can confirm or exclude gluten sensitivity. If the findings are negative, you can stop there and explore other possibilities.If positive, there is much variability in the problem and further tests may be needed to help management.Since other important disorders can be found in gluten sensitive patients, self diagnosis by avoiding gluten should not be considered safe. ...Read more

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Gluten intolerance/celiac disease, can it cause me to miss periods?

Gluten intolerance/celiac disease, can it cause me to miss periods?

Not usually: No, not typically. If your celiac is very severe and out of control, this can result in severe iron deficiency anemia or malnutrition/underweight status. These could cause irregular periods. ...Read more

Dr. Gabriel Niles
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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The ...Read more


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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more