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Doctor insights on: Celiac Disease And Hair Loss

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. 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 (or androgenic) 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 first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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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?

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

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Can celiac disease be the cause of dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

Can celiac disease be the cause of dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair?

Yes: If not treated, celiac disease can cause malabsorption, iron and other micro/macro nutrient deficiencies. Dry skin / brittle nails and limp hairs are all clinical symptoms of malnutrition. ...Read more

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Have left side abdomen pain, hair loss, dizziness, indigestiion, full feeling. Diverculitus , celiac ruled out. What else could this condition be?

Have left side abdomen pain, hair loss, dizziness, indigestiion, full feeling. Diverculitus , celiac ruled out. What else could this condition be?

Nothing linked: I can't link all these issues under one diagnosis and recommend that you consult an internist. Overactive thyroid can cause bowel issues and hair loss but not diverticulitis. You need more help than we can offer you in healthtap. ...Read more

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What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

Depends: Hard to tell, but many neurotransmitters are in the gut, and if celiac messes up your gut, it may possibly cause imbalances that may affect sleep. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a diet strategy for weight loss for me? I have celiac disease, have had my gallbladder out, and am borderline diabetic.

Can you recommend a diet strategy for weight loss for me? I have celiac disease, have had my gallbladder out, and am borderline diabetic.

Celiac: I would recommend what i call the neo paleo diet. It contains most of the original ideas of the paleo diet which consists of no gluten or dairy. It also says you should eat no processed foods and to eat as organic and locally grown as possible. It allows for nuts and seeds. I call it the neo paleo because i allow for all types of vegetables, brown, black, or wild rice, potatoes, and yams. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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 more

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Two negative blood test for celiac disease is it possible to still have it and it be the cause of bone loss? How do i test and make sure 100%

Two negative blood test for celiac disease is it possible to still have it and it be the cause of bone loss? How do i test and make sure 100%

There's no 100%: The labs are probably not totally sensitive / specific but they're pretty good. Have you had a biopsy? This is one to work out with your physician. Bone loss won't be the primary manifestation of celiac disease despite "pop" wisdom. "Low blood pressure" isn't an illness. A full workup, including some zebras like porphyria or other neuropathies, may be a consideration along with supportive Dr. ...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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more