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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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I let my celiacs go untreated for quite some time now. I'm ready to tx it bc of bad sx. Aprox how long will it take for the s. Intestines to heal?

I let my celiacs go untreated for quite some time now. I'm ready to tx it bc of bad sx. Aprox how long will it take for the s. Intestines to heal?

Weeks to months?: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...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?

Anything is possible: There is a fairly accurate blood test that your doctor can order which may better diagnose your condition. ...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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Is celiac disease contagious?

Is celiac disease contagious?

No: Celiac disease is not contagious, but it is familial and hereditary. It is a type of immune system disorder in which a person reacts strongly to the protein "gluten", found in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, etc... ...Read more

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Is there a cure for celiac disease?

Is there a cure for celiac disease?

NO: Celiac disease is a disease where the presence of gluten - a product of wheat causes inflammation in the gut. Although there is no cure for celiac disease eating gluten free foods, which in this day and age are readily found in most supermarkets, aleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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