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Doctor insights on: Celiac Disease And Lactose Intolerance

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I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

I have moderate  diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

Look at various : Look at various products. Google gluten-free fiber. You will find products like Citrucel, A whole prior your products from vibrant and so forth. As your own detective you will be able to find the product you're looking for ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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Can geographic tongue be caused by a food allergy or intolerance, such as celiac disease? Or lactose intolerance?

Can geographic tongue be caused by a food allergy or intolerance, such as celiac disease? Or lactose intolerance?

YES!: Although it is not always associated with those things, a high percentage of patients with celiac disease also have geographic tongue. It is not know why there is a correlation, but the correlation exists! if you have not been checked for celiac disease, ibs, or other gastrointestinal/autoimmune disorder, you may want to see your physician. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease be mistaken for lactose intolerance?

Can celiac disease be mistaken for lactose intolerance?

Lactose: In milder cases the symptoms are similar but one is agravated by milk products and the other is not. ...Read more

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Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?

Is there any sort of medication in the works to help make gluten digestible by those with celiac disease? Kinda like lactese for lactose intolerance?

Celiac disease: As yet celiac disease is treated with a glutein free diet. The food companies have become aware or the problem so that today there more glutein free foods than ever. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, what are your symptoms?

I'm just wondering, if you are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, what are your symptoms?

Loose stools: Lactose intolerance shows loose watery stools after milk. Classic celiac disease usually shows watery stools with trouble gaining weigh all the time. However, there are other symptoms that can be found in celiac disease, and you do not absolutely need to have the diarrhea to have celiac disease. This includes rashes, arthritis, anemia and dental problems. Some people have no symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I am lactose intolerant or have celiacs disease?

How do I find out if I am lactose intolerant or have celiacs disease?

Diet vs Test: 1st document your symptoms as well as frequency. Then try an elimination diet by avoiding any hint of dairy in your diet for several days to weeks. If no improvement, see if any worsening after adding back dairy. Repeat w/gluten. OR go see your family doc & ask for lab testing. Either way, the solution is still avoiding said dietary irritant/allergen. It's just a matter of how much evidence u need ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of lactose intolerance and wheat intolerance/sensitivity (not celiac)? Can either of these problems start in adulthood?

What are common symptoms of lactose intolerance and wheat intolerance/sensitivity (not celiac)? Can either of these problems start in adulthood?

Varies: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain, cramping and bloating; symptoms may begin at 1 hour, typically later. More common in adults than children. Most people can tolerate yogurt. Wheat intolerance is hotly debated, but symptoms may be similar and can resolve with avoidance. Wheat allergy can cause severe allergic reactions, also diarrhea, cramping and bloating usually begins in childhood. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerance, celiac, or ibs, how can I tell the difference?

Lactose intolerance, celiac, or ibs, how can I tell the difference?

You often can't: That issues all have similar symptoms. See a gastroenterologist and appropriate testing will be a big help. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

Celiac: Typically people get blood work for specific celiac antibodies but there is a lot of debate on how accurate a negative result is. Most accurate is an endoscopy with biopsy looking specifically for the celiac antibodies or pathology. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease typically treated?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease typically treated?

Celiac: Strict avoidance of any gluten containing products with supplementation of vitamins and minerals for whatever is lost with the elimination of gluten from the diet. ...Read more

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What happens if I have gluten intolerance, do I have celiac disease?

What happens if I have gluten intolerance, do I have celiac disease?

Maybe: While oftentime the 2 terms are used interchangeably, there are many patients who do have issues due to gluten ingestion but do not have full blown celiac disease. Typically patients complain of bloating, diarrhea, rashes, itchy skin, failure to thrive after eating barley, rye, wheat and other similar products that contain gluten. Best to consult a GI doc and a good dietician. ...Read more

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Can infants have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?

Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more

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If intolerance to gluten, does that mean you have celiac disease?

If intolerance to gluten, does that mean you have celiac disease?

No: Though celiac disease is common, most people feel better on a gluten free diet, even if they do not have celiac disease. A gluten free diet can make celiac testing negative even if you have celiac disease so it is best to get tested if possible, prior to going gluten free. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have wheat intolerance without having celiac disease?

Yes: Non-celiac wheat intolerance is beginning to be recognized by doctors as a real and growing problem. Partly could be due to gmo wheat and partly to roundup residue on commercial non-organic wheat. ...Read more

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How can you treat gluten intolerance and celiac disease?

Avoidance: Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease and gluten issues is to eliminate gluten containing foods (wheat and other grains) from the diet completely and indefinitely. ...Read more

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I have gluten intolerance; but does this mean I have celiac disease?

I have gluten intolerance; but does this mean I have celiac disease?

NO: An intolerance is different from an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where antibodies attack the lining of the intestines. In both cases, you will stay away from wheat gluten, but they are not the same process. You can be tested for celiac by a blood test and an endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more