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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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How common is celiac disease?

How common is  celiac disease?

Pretty common: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more

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How can I treat celiac disease?

How can I treat celiac disease?

Gluten Free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is to avoid all foods containing gluten. Gluten is most commonly found in barley, wheat and rye grains. You must be a very careful label reader and check for these items in the ingredients list. There are many more gluten free options available in the supermarkets now. If you have been diagnosed with celiac this is a lifelong diet plan. ...Read more

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How to deal with celiac disease?

How to deal with celiac disease?

Diet: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by gluten. It is the only curable autoimmune disease by going on a 100% gluten free diet. Suggest you visit celiac.Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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Can you please discuss celiac disease?

Can you please discuss celiac disease?

Autoimmune disorder: An autoimmune disorder where following ingestion of wheat gluten, the body's immune cells (lymphocytes) are stimulated to attack the small intestine and cause edema and damage to the intestinal lining cells which can result in diarrhea and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Help please! is celiac disease serious?

Help please! is celiac disease serious?

Yes: Here is some more information on other diseases associated with celiac disease http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2012/08/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-whats.Html. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in the us?

1 in 141: The prevalence of cd in the United States was 0.71% (1 in 141). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have celiac disease?

How do I know if I have celiac disease?

Symptoms/Tests: Celiac disease is suspected based on the symptoms and confirmed by doing a detailed history/physical examination and blood test if you have symptoms of celiac disease consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have celiac disease ?

What can I do if I have celiac disease ?

A few things...: See your doctor: -Might need to meet with a nutritionist to learn where gluten is found (or hidden) in food. -Bone density testing is recommended. -Nutrient levels like iron, B12 and Vitamin D may be checked. -Certain vaccines are indicated compared to normal population (specifically pneumococcal). -A GI doctor should discuss need for endoscopy as well. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Feldman
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Carnitine (Definition)

Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the Amino Acids lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more