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What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

Gluten sensitivity: There are hereditary factors involved, but in general, celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. ...Read more

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Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. ...Read more

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How do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

How do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

Autoimmune: Allergy is mediated by immunoglobulin e usually and doesnt damage the intestine wall. Celiac is a autoimmune disease where the antibodies attack the lining of the intestines and affect the absorption of food. Celiac can also lead to other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?

What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease?  Are both hereditary?

Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. ...Read more

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I do not have celiac disease, or an allergy to gluten, but why do I feel so good when i avoid it?

We can not tell: But if you get loose fatty stools when you eat diet containing gluten, than you may have celia disease consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to gluten without having celiac disease? My cd test came back negative

Is it possible to have an allergy to gluten without having celiac disease? My cd test came back negative

Wheat allergy: It is possible to make allergic antibodies (ige) to wheat and gliadin. This would be called wheat allergy and not celiac disease (cd). Blood testing (rast) can diagnosing this problem. These is no accurate blood test for cd however, persons that show the presence of certain igg and IgA antibodies against deaminated gliadin or tissue transglutaminase are more likely to have cd. ...Read more

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I don't ve celiac disease but noticed that gluten intake gives some mild symptoms ve no allergies on skin test any explanation y this could be pls?

I don't ve celiac disease but noticed that gluten intake gives some  mild symptoms 
ve no allergies on skin test
any explanation y this could be pls?

Eating better food: In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having the disease because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined or processed. So by avoiding these one is eating more real food. ...Read more

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Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Zoey has been diagnosed with wheat, nut and egg allergy. We have cut gluten, eggs and all nuts out of her diet. Now she is always hungry and pale. She eats fruit and protein and gluten free products. Could this be celiac disease? help please

Zoey has been diagnosed with wheat, nut and egg allergy.  We have cut gluten, eggs and all nuts out of her diet.  Now she is always hungry and pale.  She eats fruit and protein and gluten free products.  Could this be celiac disease? help please

Test/ dietitian: Celiac differs some from wheat allergy by creating antibodies that attack the intestines as if they were a virus. These can be found on blood tests. Celiac is then confirmed through added tests for intestinal injury. Either way you may also need to sit down with a clinical dietitian to make sure she receives balanced nutrition in spite of your exclusions. ...Read more

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If tested negative for gluten allergy (celiac), is it still possible to have a sensitivity to it where it causes upset stomach, cramping and loose bms?

If tested negative for gluten allergy (celiac), is it still possible to have a sensitivity to it where it causes upset stomach, cramping and loose bms?

Possibly: It depends on the tests that were done to fully and accurately answer this. But there may likely be other food intolerance that is causing these symptoms. Dairy is a big culprit of this, called lactose intolerence. Try a diet free of dairy for a week and see if this helps, and if so then avoid dairy or use lactaid milk/lactaid pills. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's allergies or celiac disease?

How to tell if it's allergies or celiac disease?

Genetics: Consider getting gluten sensitivity genetic testing from enterolab. You need celiac genes to get celiac. Hla dq Alpha 0501 hla dq beta 0201 or 0302 if you do not have these, it is not celiac. ...Read more

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How important is avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

How important is  avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Critical: The treatment of celiac disease is the complete avoidance of gluten. Nothing else works. Usually nothing more is needed. In severe cases malnourishment may require an elemental diet to provide sufficient calories until the intestines heal. ...Read more

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How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Obsessive: For most cases. Pretty obsessive. Sometimes for mild or asymptomatic carriers you could get by with some now and then. ...Read more

Dr. Scot Lewey
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Gluten Insensitivity (Definition)

Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more