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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. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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How does IBS differ from celiac disease?

How does IBS differ from celiac disease?

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 more

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Can you tell me can I have celiac disease and ibs?

Can you tell me can I have celiac disease and ibs?

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

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What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

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 more

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How can you tell the difference betweeb IBS from celiac disease?

Celiac: Celiac disease has specific tests that can be performed for a proper diagnosis, some are blood tests and ultimately a gastroenterologist can take a biopsy from your gut to make the diagnosis. See your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and celiac disease?

How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and celiac disease?

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

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Might somebody have both celiacs disease and ibs?

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

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Marijuana is the only thing that helps my IBS and celiacs disease. What else can I use?

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

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