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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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What is the definition or description of: mesenteric arteriography?

What is the definition or description of: mesenteric arteriography?

Xray of intestines: Mesenteric arteriography is an xray of the circulation to the of the intestines. It is used for people with abdominal pain where reduced blood supply to the intestines is suspected as the cause. The procedure is done thru a catheter usually inserted through an artery in the groin. ...Read more

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Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried

Arteriography showed 100% blocked Circumflex..had bypass on LAD 16 yrs ago..I'm 83.....prognosis?...worried

Need more info....: Not all 100% blocked lesions need to be fixed. Depends on symptoms, if any, and more importantly can they be attributed to that lesion. That is, your body might have already formed "auto-bypasses" to the chronic blockage. You and your cardiologist need to have a frank discussion about your options: do nothing, medical management or interventional based treatment; risks/benefits and trade-offs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arteriography?

What is the definition or description of: arteriography?

Define Arteriography: An xray test where dye is injected directly into the arterial system to detect narrowing vessels and aneurysms (bulging). ...Read more

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Hi dr i just got back my penile doppler ultrasound results..It shows normal..My hormone tests is also normal..Should i opt for penile arteriography?

Hi dr i just got back my penile doppler ultrasound results..It shows normal..My hormone tests is also normal..Should i opt for penile arteriography?

What does ur doc say: You don't mention that your doctor feels you need any further tests. People can get preoccupied about their genitals which may be a psychological problem. If there is erectile dysfunction with or without a treatable physical condition, medication such as viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis can be helpful. Psychotherapy may be helpful for any underlying psychological issues. ...Read more

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Could duplex ultrasound replace arteriography in screening for mesenteric ischemia?

Could duplex ultrasound replace arteriography in screening for mesenteric ischemia?

No screening: There is nothing called screening for mesenteric stenosis. If you have no symptoms then you no need to screen for occlusion. If you have chronic symptoms then duplex ultrasound is a good starting test but has a lot of limitations. In cases of acute ischemia then ct scan is best to start with. ...Read more

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Why is celiacs concidered a disease?

Why is celiacs concidered a disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames and destroys the lining of the small intestine. It is triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein found in wheat, barley, rye). Distinguish cd from gluten sensitivity where patients manifest GI upset but no inflammation when eating gluten-containing foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have celiacs?

Is it possible for me to have celiacs?

Hard to say: You get more from the site if you actually provide background information, such as symptoms & then ask a related question. Since you provide no info, the answer is also limited. If you think there is any reason to suspect this, meet with your doc and have the tests run. ...Read more

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Is watermelon ok for celiacs?

Is watermelon ok for celiacs?

It's gluten free: Watermelon is gluten free. Just don't cut the melon with your bread knife and cutting board! ...Read more

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Constipation, celiac disease?

Constipation, celiac disease?

Constipation celiac: Celiac disease may have no GI symptoms, and may present with fatigue and anemia, bur classical symptoms are pale loose and greasy stools and weight loss, abdominal pain and cramps and distension, ulcers in the mouth.It can lead to lactose intolerance and may give symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome like constipation alternating with diarrhea, but it is not that common presentation. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease lead to cancer?

Does celiac disease lead to cancer?

Intestinal lymphoma: Some studies have suggested that there is an increase in intestinal lymphomas in celiac patients who are not maintaining a gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease associated cancer?

Is celiac disease associated cancer?

Yes: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. ...Read more

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How can you test for celiac disease?

How can you test for celiac disease?

Antibody blood test : The definitive test is intestinal endoscopy with duodenal biopsy but screening for celiac disease aka gluten enteropathy is by a blood test for antibodies associated with the disease - ttg-a & ttg-g. Serum IgA is also obtained. If the patient has not been on gluten for a while antibody levels often fall into the normal range. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause vasculitis?

Can celiac disease cause vasculitis?

Almost never: Vasculitis complicating celiac disease has been described but is extremely rare, and is not the most likely cause of any symptoms you might be experiencing. ...Read more

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Can gluten cause dizziness in celiacs?

Can gluten cause dizziness in celiacs?

Maybe unrelated...: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames & destroys the lining of the small intestine--triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein in wheat, barley, rye). Lots of immunologic & inflammatory symptoms can result. However, dizziness in a 56 year old lady can be serious, unrelated to cd, & deserves cardiovascular & neurologic work-up. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease related to allergies?

Is celiac disease related to allergies?

Not really: Celiac disease is caused by antibodies, mainly of a class that is called iga, that destroy the lining of the small intestine (gut). Those antibodies are to several proteins in wheat and other cereals. Allergies are caused by antibodies of IgE class and they act in a different way. Celiac disease may be associated with a rash with blisters, called dermatitis herpetiformis (looks like herpes). ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause random nausea?

Can celiac disease cause random nausea?

Lots of things do: Your nausea may have little to do with the gut. Biliary ; pancreatic disease may be present. Gas/bloat syndrome? Consider "central" causes like: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), food poisoning, medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even stress. Yes, celiac disease may contribute, but best get checked. ...Read more

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Could celiac disease cause infertility?

Could celiac disease cause infertility?

Yes: If you are concerned about celiac disease causing infertility, discuss testing with your physician. Patients with celiac disease and infertility are usually able to conceive once beginning gluten free diet. ...Read more

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