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Can People With Celiac Sprue Donate Blood
Yes.: Yes if in remission. It's not a blood-borne disease so the recipient will not be adversely affected. A person with untreated or incompletely treated celiac disease should not donate because it would be detrimental to their health. Once celiac disease is controlled through diet a person should be able to handle the rigors of blood donation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Yes you can; it is not an infection; you can't catch it from a transfusion. ...Read more
Anti-tTG first: In suspected celiac disease / gluten enteropathy / sprue, the cheap screening test is the anti-ttg (tissue transglutiminase); followup may include the more costly IgA anti-endomysial antibdies (ema), biopsy of the gut, and/or a trial of a gluten-free diet. No one knows how common celiac disease really is; what matters is whether gluten elimination ultimately helps you. ...Read more
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