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What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

Less leaky gut: Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure. ...Read more

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Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

Food sensitivities: Some with GI distress feel better if they eliminate foods from their diet. Recently, the low-fodmaps diet is gaining traction for decreasing food hypersensitivity symptoms (these are not allergies!). Wheat based foods may be harder to digest, pull water into the gut, get fermented by bacteria and therefore increase gas in the gut. Stretch of the gut wall by fluids and gas cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

I don't see why: Following a gluten free diet is incredibly difficult and expensive. Obviously, if you are sensitive to gluten and it causes GI symptoms, you will benefit greatly. But there is no significant evidence that such a diet will help you lose weight, boost energy or be healthier. While giving up a lot of carbs (bread/pasta/cereal/pizza/beer) may help weight loss, you can do it with fewer restrictions. ...Read more

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Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Certainly but....: ... For children this is an unbelievably restricted diet. It is very difficult to sdhere to. In a study where parents were asked whether medicine or the diet was effective, where both would work, the choice by the parents was the medicine by a clear margin. ...Read more

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What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read more

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What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

Many complications: Celiac disease leads to destruction of the lining of the small intestine. Therefore, it is associated with abdominal pain, bloating diarrhea, some times to the point of malnutrition. "irritable bowel syndrome" is sometimes actually un-diagnosedceliac disease. Rashes that look like herpes "dermatitis herpetiformis" may occur. Sometimes joint and tendon inflammation. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease, what's going to happen if I don't follow the recommended diet?

I have celiac disease, what's going to happen if I don't follow the recommended diet?

Bad: The slightest bit of gluten can make you very sick and tear up your gut, causing diarrhea, malabsorption, and other related symptoms. ...Read more

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Good morning, is it possible my daughter can have celiac disease if she doesn't sweat n goes to the bathroom after every single meal and is short?

Good morning, is it possible my daughter can have celiac disease if she doesn't sweat n goes to the bathroom after every single meal and is short?

Yes.: You may be confusing Celiac with Cyctic Fibrosis, however. Cystic Fibrosis causes loose stools, lack of sweat and short stature, among many other things (lung disease) Celiac is gluten allergy, which also affects the gut, causes abdominal distension, flatulence sometimes loose stools, and growth failure. Do you have a newborn screening program in Barbados? ...Read more

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Is it possible to have celiac disease if you have positive biopsy yet negative DQ2/DQ8? I have fasciculations and they stop when I don't eat gluten.

Yes: Biopsy is the gold standard and your history is totally compatible with gluten intolerance. If gluten bothers you, you need to avoid it regardless of the test results. The above are just genetic markers and many people with these markets do not have gluten intolerance at all. ...Read more

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Do you think that it's better for o+ people to consider a gluten free diet even if they don't have celiac disease? N.B I hv a potential Crohn's disease

Do you think that it's better for o+ people to consider a gluten free diet even if they don't have celiac disease? N.B I hv a potential Crohn's disease

No relationship: Gluten free diet benefits only those who are truly sensitive to gluten you need to consult a GI doctor if you suspect you may have a gluten issue or crohn's disease. Your blood type has nothing to do with either. ...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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What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

Usually diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided. ...Read more

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