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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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My sister(15) has celiac disease. She has started having epilectic seizures since july, 12 (3 attacks since). Please help m very scared for her.

My sister(15) has celiac disease. She has started having epilectic seizures since july, 12 (3 attacks since). Please help m very scared for her.

Get evaluation: Celiac disease is an autoimmune problem which involves malabsorption, and best to avoid gluten. However, the epilepsy may have little if anything to do with the GI issues. This needs a fairly thorough evaluation, by a pediatric neurologist, in coordination with a gastroenterologist, and the anti-seizure meds need careful selection. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease serious?

Is celiac disease serious?

Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work ...Read more

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How to know it is celiac disease?

How to know it is celiac disease?

A biopsy: There are blood tests that provide some evidence, but they are not totally reliable. A small bowel biopsy is the only absolute diagnostic test. Visit celiac.Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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What is refractory celiac disease?

What is refractory celiac disease?

Hard to treat: "refractory" is a fancy medical term for something that is hard to treat. In other words, the disease is not getting any better using standard treatment. In this case, it's talking about celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. ...Read more

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What is refractory celiac disease?

What is refractory celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: It means that the patient is still experiencing symptoms and side effects of the celiac disease despite disease modifying changes in diet (avoidance of gluten), lifestyle and possibly medication. ...Read more

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What pp is safe in celiac disease?

What pp is safe in celiac disease?

PPI: I don't think ppis are contraindicated in celiac disease or any certain ppi that should be avoided. Ppis work on the stomach mucosa whereas celiac disease usually involves duodenum. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have celiac disease?

How to tell if you have celiac disease?

Blood test, scope : Screening blood tests can be ordered by your health care provider: tissue transglutaminase IgA and total iga. If positive, consultation with a GI specialist is needed for biopsy of the small intestine obtained through an upper GI endoscopy. It is important not to go on a gluten free diet before diagnosis is made. Labs and biopsy return to normal on gluten free diet (false negative). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

Grieving gut: Here's their info: http://celiac.org/celiac-disease/symptoms/ Bloating, pain, diarrhea, gas, constipation - general misery around food. Many find avoiding gluten helpful. Best! ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more