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Celiac And Ibs Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS v Celiac disease: Ibs is a condition of nerve/muscle overactivity in the gut. Celiac disease is a condition where the lining of the intestine reacts to a protein in wheat called gluten. The 2 conditions are entirely different but can look alike with abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Celiac disease can be diagnosed by a blood test but is preferably found on biopsy. Ibs is a diagnosis made on symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WE CAN NOT TELL YOU: We can not tell you if you have symptoms and concern consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist to find out what you have. ...Read more
Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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R/O IBS V CELIAC: IBS is DX of exclusion. CELIAC will have + CELIAC AB/may need colonoscopy and Bx IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more
Yes: Important to check that celiac is controlled on biopsy. Sometimes ibs symptoms improve on a gluten free diet. But sometimes they can worsen if the diet now contains foods that either cause more constipation or cause more gas. Evaluate your diet and make sure you get a balance of high fiber foods and monitor your symptoms with different types of foods. Stress also triggers flares of ibs. ...Read more
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease can usually be well-controlled if the person maintains a gluten-free diet -- marijuana is not necessary at all. If insisting on eating gluten, all bets are off -- and there could be confusion between symptoms of that and those of ibs. Your gastroenterologist can help you with appropriate management and treatment that doesn't involve marijuana. ...Read more
WE can not answer: You have to discuss with your doctor as to your correct diagnosis.If you do not agree with his/her diagnosis get a second opinion. ...Read more
Celiac disease, severe ibs, diabetes 1, gained weight after being diagnosed, has been on gluten-free diet every other year because it worsens ibs?
I have random serve itching all over my body. After i scratch i get red, raised hives and my skin is hot to touch. It's not celiacs, but I have ibs.
Unintentional weight loss probably cause of IBS. No diarrhea or blood. Eating more doesn't help. No Celiac Disease. Any suggestion? Lost 7-8 pounds.
I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?
Can check lab tests: A person who has signs of celiac disease, or is very worried she may have it, can see her primary care doctor or her GI specialist to get a lab test ordered. If the test is positive for celiac disease, she can go on a gluten-free diet. If the test is negative, but she still wants to try a gluten-free diet anyway, she can do a 1-2 month trial off all gluten and watch what happens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very similar: Symptoms of ibs and celiac's disease are very similar. The diagnosis of ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion (ie the doctor has ruled out any other diseases that have similar symptoms). Consult with your doctor to determine if a celiac work-up might be appropriate if has not all ready been done. ...Read more
Yes, see a doctor: You could have celiac disease, or sprue, which is essentially an allergy to gluten. There are specific tests for this and you should see your internist or GI doctor for further evaluation. Celiac is different than lactose intolerance however. Ibs symptoms could come from undiagnosed celiac disease potentially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for a celiac or IBS episode? It is so embarrassing and inconvenient :(
Probiotic and enzyme: If you have accidentally eaten a food that causes gas, bloating or diarrhea, you might try high dose probiotic of 50-100billion cfus and a digestive enzyme with meals. The fodmaps diet might also be helpful http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2011/09/fodmaps-diet-that-may-eliminate-your.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with IBS six years ago, but gotten much worse since last summer. Tested neg for ibd and celiac. What's going on?
Nature of disease: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is notorious for changeable symptoms. Some people have more problems when stressed, some only after the stress is resolved. Changes in diet, medications, daily routine can all alter symptoms. You've been wise to be tested for ibd and celiac disease, as ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. Work with your doctor on management- it's an ongoing process. Hang in there! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You often can't: That issues all have similar symptoms. See a gastroenterologist and appropriate testing will be a big help. ...Read more