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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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How often can I eat gluten if I have celiac disease?

How often can I eat gluten if I have celiac disease?

Never: It would likely be in your best interest to never eat gluten at all. If you have celiac disease, even a tiny amount of gluten can do harm to you. Once your gut is damaged by gluten, healing can take 6 months or more. Casein, the protein in milk, looks similar to the gluten molecule, and cross reactivity can happen. Some people also do best being casein free. ...Read more

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If I have celiac disease and eat gluten anyways, what will happen to me?

If I have celiac disease and eat gluten anyways, what will happen to me?

Undesirable things!: A person with celiac disease gets strong allergic reactions to gluten in the small intestine, which causes the lining of the intestine to lose its ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc... If he continues to eat gluten, he can become anemic, lactose intolerant, and have diarrhea or irritable bowel, tummy pains, vitamin deficiency, etc... ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if i eat gluten when I have celiac disease?

Could you tell me what happens if i eat gluten when I have celiac disease?

Damage to intestines: Depending on the amount ingested and your immune system response, there is the potential for damage to the lining to the intestines. The damage may affect your ability to absorb sugar and other nutrients. It could take months to undo the damage by following the diet as recommended by your physician. ...Read more

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If someone has celiac disease what are some snacks they can eat in large amts?

If someone has celiac disease what are some snacks they can eat in large amts?

Gluten free: There r a lot of healthy food that r gluten free, such as, eggs, meat, nuts, peas and beans, corn, potato, yam, rice, taro, even buckwheat. But gluten is in disguise in many processed foods, like ketchup. If you r not going to boil your own chickpea or yam for snacks, u will really have to read labels. There r more gluten free snacks now. Local health food stores may have more choices. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease. What are some suggestions on what to eat when i get glutened?

I have celiac disease. What are some suggestions on what to eat when i get glutened?

Bowel rest: There is nothing to treat a celiac attack when you have been exposed to gluten. It can be painful and uncomfortable. I have not seen anything specifically recommended, but from personal experience i eat dry gluten free toast and tea for several days and hug my heating pad to my abdomen. Sometimes have a little ensure so i don't lose too much weight. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the symptoms of celiac disease to flare-up after you eat gluten?

Not known: It is not known. This study is currently just starting using a validated questionaire and blinded exposures to small amounts of gluten. ...Read more

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If I have celiac disease and eat gluten, what will my symptoms be and when should I expect them to start?

If I have celiac disease and eat gluten, what will my symptoms be and when should I expect them to start?

Celiac: That is one of the problems with celiac disease. It can take a long time, months even before symptoms show and then symptoms can be from skin to neuro psych to GI . I would suggest you speak with a health care worker about your concerns. ...Read more

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I'm not 100% sure I have celiac disease but i was just wondering if you have it is it ok to eat a mcchicken sandwich without the bun with the fries?

I'm not 100% sure I have celiac disease but i was just wondering if you have it is it ok to eat a mcchicken sandwich without the bun with the fries?

?: Do you know if the crust on the fried chicken does not contain flour? But if you suspect you have celiac disease, you should consult your doctor about this before embarking on a gluten-free journey. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed for celiac disease but my test came out false negative. My primary dr said I have it.I didn't eat gluten for 6months when I took this

Depends on the test: The serum tests are pretty good (even off glut), not perfect. Was intestinal biopsy examined? I'm interested to know why your primary doc says you have it. I suspect you have a clear/obvious change in symptoms depending on good trials on and off gluten. Gluten intolerance, unrelated to celiac disease and to food allergy, exists as a separate phenomenon. Recommend continued avoidance if true ...Read more