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Celiac Disease And Hair Loss
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
I have alopecia and celiac disease. Is it likely that my hair will come back if I cut gluten out of my diet and eat mostly meat, veggies, and fruit?
Possibly: Alopecia and Celiac and two autoimmune diseases. Avoidance of gluten is essential with celiac because ingestion of gluten will increase your risk for gastric cancers. Although unlikely, it is possible that once your immune systems calms with avoidance of gluten your alopecia will improve ...Read more
Have left side abdomen pain, hair loss, dizziness, indigestiion, full feeling. Diverculitus , celiac ruled out. What else could this condition be?
Does celiac disease cause weight gain? After i cut out gluten i lost 6 pounds and felt much stronger, and less tired. Also is this loss permanent?
Very likely: I've known of people with celiac disease who had difficulty losing weight. When they stopped consuming gluten, they lost weight, stopped feeling bloated, and more energetic as you have noticed. As long as you avoid gluten, the lost weight should stay off (unless due to something else). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of appetite, not eating, thought of food makes me nauseated, random feeling of gagging throughout the day, no vomiting. I do have celiac disease ?
Look for a cause: How long has this been happening? Any weight loss? Any particular foods that cause this? Do you drink alcohol? Any chance that you might be pregnant? Any changes in medications or diet? What makes it better? Try to identify all details related to your symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more
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