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Doctor insights on: Celiac Disease And Vitamin Deficiency

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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 daughter has been diagnosed with celiac disease and is extremely underweight. Should I have her blood tested for vitamin deficiency?

My daughter has been diagnosed with celiac disease and is extremely underweight. Should I have her blood tested for vitamin deficiency?

See a nutritionist: While blood testing for nutrient deficiency is important, routine testing doesn't cover what she might need. See a good nutritionist who works with functional medicine, or one who is familiar with the specific carbohydrate diet (scd). This diet was developed for people with celiac disease. Look at the book, breaking the vicious cycle, by elaine gottschall, which describes the diet. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of celiac disease and vitimin B12 deficiency alike?

Are the symptoms of celiac disease and vitimin B12 deficiency alike?

Not really but: Celiac disease causes malabsorption and can cause vit deficiency and that will produce symptoms and signs of the vit B12 deficiency in untreated patients. These are two different conditions with different cause and there is nothing in common as celiac disease can cause in some cases vit B12 deficiency if not treated with gluten free diet. B12 deficiency causes anemia and neurological disorders. ...Read more

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What causes low vitamin d besides no sunlight and celiac disease?

Poor diet: Inadequate dietary intake can also cause low intake. Milk is supplemented with vitamin d and is a good source of vitamin d. Try eating foods that are high in vitamin d or take a vitamin d3 and calcium supplement that has at least 400 iu of d3 and 1000-1200 mg of calcium. ...Read more

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Very high B12 blood level, low iron, rt side ab pain despite very strict gfdiet for celiac disease, not on vitamins.What could cause high B12 levels?

Very high B12 blood level, low iron, rt side ab pain despite very strict gfdiet for celiac disease, not on vitamins.What could cause high B12 levels?

High B12 and folate (folic acid): Levels are caused by their accumulation and non use in the body. I have seen it related to vitramin b1 deficiency. Worth trying. ...Read more

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How to test for celiac disease? If i've celiac dis., how is related to my entire left body pain(found i’m vitamin d/b12 deficent)? Cure for celiac dis?

You would need...: To get tested by your primary care provider for gluten autoantibodies. After that, a biopsy from the small intestine would need to be done. If the diagnosis were confirmed, you can manage the symptoms of celiac disease by having a gluten free diet, but unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more

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My 13y/o daughter is a type1diabetic and diagnosis w celiac disease. Is it ok to include vitamin C together with her multivitamin?

My 13y/o daughter is a type1diabetic and diagnosis w celiac disease. Is it ok to include vitamin C together with her multivitamin?

OK but why...: As you are aware, "multivitamin" already includes vitamin c. It is not clear whether additional amount of vitamin c will bring any more benefit. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good for having celiacs disease and a degenerative disc in my lower back?

Which vitamins are good for having celiacs disease and a degenerative disc in my lower back?

Multivitamin: These are two separate problems. There are no vitamins that will affect your discs. Sorry. Your celiac disease is another matter. www.celiac.com should provide all the advice you need. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

Vitamin deficiency is a symptom in which a person has lower than normal levels (on blood testing) of one or more vitamins, usually due to not eating a good diet. Some medical conditions decrease the absorption of vitamins from food, even if ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more