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Celiac Disease And Seizures
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
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
Celiac Symptoms: Symptoms of celiac disease vary among sufferers and include: Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight loss) A severe skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis; Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count) Musculoskeletal problems (muscle cramps, joint and bone pain) Seizures Tingling sensation in the legs Mouth sores ...Read more
Abdominal discomfort: Individuals with celiac disease can have a variety of different symptoms and may even be asymptomatic. Often it is associated with gastrointestinal distress including pale stools that are associated with non-specific diarrhea, cramping, and bloating. The diagnosis can only be made by a physician. If symptoms improve with a gluten free diet, the chances of having celiac disease are greater. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was tested once for celiac disease and it came back negative. In three years could that have changed?
Check with you Doc: Discuss with your doctor why your were tested for celiac disease. As with any test, the degree of suspicion for a particular disease helps understand the results. If there was a very high index of suspicion for celiac disease and the test was negative it may need to be repeated or further testing may need to done like a biopsy of your small intestine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease is an auto-immune IgA antibody problem where your own antibodies are attacking the enzymes that break down the products of gluten. It is not a food allergy! that is why mayo clinic labs check IgA levels before even running the other tissue specific tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied: The symptoms of celiac disease are quite varied. However, failure to thrive (failure to gain weight) is a common symptom in child who are diagnoses with celiac disease. Other symptoms of and pain, diarrhea and nutrient deficiencies can be seen in different age groups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac disease: Also called gluten intolerance or gluten-sensitive enteropathy is a disease in which the villi of the small intertines are damaged by an abnormal immune response to a grain protein (gluten) present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Damage to villi results in malabsorbtion of nutrients and result in belly pain, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, wgt. Loss, poor growth, dermatitis herpetiformis & more. ...Read more
Gluten sensitivity: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body reacts to proteins found in various grain products - principally in barley, rye, wheat, spelt. In children we can see failure to thrive, rashes and abdominal complaints. Recognition in adults has been increasing and can include various abdominal/gi complaints in addition to anemia, weakness and many other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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