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Celiac Disease And Lactose Intolerance
I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, 61 year old woman and abdominal fat much. Lactulose not possible. Which are alternatives for lactulose for her?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You often can't: That issues all have similar symptoms. See a gastroenterologist and appropriate testing will be a big help. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more
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
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
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