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Doctor insights on: Celiac Disease Metabolic Problems

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Metabolic Problems (Definition)

Metabolic problems refer to conditions in the body affecting the way the body stores and uses energy. Hyper or Hypo thyroid are examples of one of the ...Read more


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Can celiac disease cause mental disorders or problems?

Can celiac disease cause mental disorders or problems?

It can: Many patients with celiac disease suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and irritabity. Some actually describe that they can feel decreased mental acuity when ingesting gluten and call it the "gluten fog". Interestingly enough, gluten can also be related to sleep disorders such as insomnia and restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause vasculitis?

Can celiac disease cause vasculitis?

Almost never: Vasculitis complicating celiac disease has been described but is extremely rare, and is not the most likely cause of any symptoms you might be experiencing. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause osteopenia?

Can celiac disease cause osteopenia?

Eventually: Since CD can eventually lead to poor intestinal absorption of the various building blocks of bone, it can eventually lead to osteopenia along with many other problems. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis related to hashimoto disease?

Gastroparesis related to hashimoto disease?

It may..: Patients with gastroparesis may usually have underlying diabetes. There are other causes for gastroparesis, including a hypoactive thyroid.It turns out that the most common kind of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's disease, which is an autoimmune disease just like some forms of diabetes!your endocrinologist can definitely provide more info about this. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more

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Could celiac disease cause infertility?

Could celiac disease cause infertility?

Yes: If you are concerned about celiac disease causing infertility, discuss testing with your physician. Patients with celiac disease and infertility are usually able to conceive once beginning gluten free diet. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Can celiac disease cause irritable bowel syndrome?

Not likely: Celiacs occurs because of an allergic reaction to gluten. This reaction destroys the cells in your small intestine that absorb nutrients from your food. Ibs occurs when your digestive tract is not moving food along the way it should, giving you diarrhea, constipation or both. Celiacs may seem like ibs because they have similar symptoms. But one does not cause the other. ...Read more

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus. Ulcerative colitis only involves the colon; thus worse case scenario, removing the entire colon is a cure. See a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause thyroid goiter?

Can celiac disease cause thyroid goiter?

Not at all: In CD your body makes antibodies that attack the gut tissue. These antibodies do attack the thyroid & do not cause goiter. The fact that you have CD makes you more prone to quirks in your immune system such as an immune attack on your thyroid gland. People should never self label as CD, but have the tests done and medical follow up because of the added risk of other autoimmune diseases or cancer. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

Can celiac disease complicate pregnancy?

Celiac disease: It certainly can, as celiac disease can cause significant illness including malabsorption issues. It is necessary to obtain physicians that can treat the celiac disease as any pregnancy will probably be a high risk pregnancy if the celiac disease is not well controlled. ...Read more

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Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Yes: Yes, potentially by three mechanisms: first, a percentage of patients with Crohn's disease will have an inflammatory arthritic component to it that can affect the bones; second, patients with Crohn's can have malabsorption of some of the key nutrients that make bone string; and third, some of the medications used to treat Crohn's can impact bone health. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

There are: People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time. Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease it's a really big problem?

So what's the ???: To get the most from this site you provide background information and ask a related question. You have just made a statement and put a question mark after it. If you haven't figured out what to ask, wait until you do and start over. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause mental disorders or problems?

It can: Many patients with celiac disease suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and irritabity. Some actually describe that they can feel decreased mental acuity when ingesting gluten and call it the "gluten fog". Interestingly enough, gluten can also be related to sleep disorders such as insomnia and restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the differences between celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis problems?

What are the differences between celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis problems?

Location of effect: Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining. Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different. ...Read more

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Are any of the vegetable cooking oils a problem for celiac disease (gluten-sensitive) people?

Are any of the vegetable cooking oils a problem for celiac disease (gluten-sensitive) people?

No: There is no gluten in cooking oil. Gluten (from latin gluten, "glue") is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. ...Read more

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Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Yes: The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc )and even death. The only treatment is avoidance at this time. The problem with a gluten free diet is that gluten free products often contain more sugar and fat to keep the consistency moist. ...Read more

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If I was tested for celiac disease when I had an EGD does that mean I have zero problems with gluten? Or could I still have a sensitivity?

If I was tested for celiac disease when I had an EGD does that mean I have zero problems with gluten? Or could I still have a sensitivity?

Complex issue: You can have evidence of a gluten intolerance (increased transglutaminase IgA and gliadin-transglutaminase Complex IgA) picked up on by specialized labs.This abnormality can be found in the absence of a positive biopsy for celiac which is more reflective of the severity of the problem.Although living gluten free can be hard, for many it is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Are celiac disease, thyroid disease, and pcos related? I have all three. Am i at risk for future health problems?

Are celiac disease, thyroid disease, and pcos related? I have all three. Am i at risk for future health problems?

Some connection: Celiac and (autoimmune) thyroid disease are more likely to happen together then each is likely in the general population. PCOS is typically a metabolic condition, meaning it usually has to do with weight and insulin resistance. ...Read more

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How do people get celiac disease?

How do people get celiac disease?

Genetics; eat gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, and causes intestinal damage, abnormal digestion, plus malabsorption. ...Read more

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Do you know about celiac disease?

Yes: To get the best use of this site you need to provide background information and ask a specific question. This is not a chat room & each question goes out at random to the site consultants. No questions are linked & we cannot see anything you upload. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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What is the official definition of celiac disease and what is the range of symptoms?

What is the official definition of celiac disease and what is the range of symptoms?

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

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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population. ...Read more

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What is a person eat with celiac disease?

What is a person eat with celiac disease?

No wheat rye barley: You can eat meat, chicken, turkey, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables, grains including rice, and corn. Potato and sweet potato. Avoid any wheat, rye, or barley products or products derived from them. This means avoiding products that contain gluten- the product in wheat rye and barley that causes the body to react adversely in celiac. ...Read more

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Can I diagnose myself for celiac disease?

No: You need blood tests for celiac antibodies and an endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. However, you can eliminate glutens from your diet and see if that helps. ...Read more

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When does celiac disease generally develop?

Any age: Alrhough celiac disease can reveal itself when very young with a 'classic group' of symptoms, there are many older adults with celiac disase thar is diagnosed only after a thorough 'workup' of iron deficiency anemia - that may simply have presented as gradual fatigue - erroneously attributed to 'old age' by the patient - and sometimes others too :(. ...Read more

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What are some food options for celiac disease?

What are some food options for celiac disease?

Read labels: This requires that you go on a gluten free diet. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, barley and rye, so any product with these is out. There are a number of sources on the web, including the Mayo clinic, that provide guidance.Just search for "gluten free diet".The FDA requires that vendors list any of the top 8 food allergens on packages, so start looking.Some even have a GF seal. ...Read more

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Help please! is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Help please! is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (cd) may have a higher prevalence in females but sex-linked genetic transmission has not been determined. The immune response genes are autosomal and there has been some linkage with certain genetic alleles hla-dq2 & dq8. If you do not have these alleles you will probably not get cd, but not everyone with these immune responce genes has cd. 30% of caucasions have dq2. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can tell people I have celiac disease?

Can i tell me how i can tell people I have celiac disease?

As needed: Using your dominant language works well. You do not need to broadcast the issue in most settings. Your close circle of friends can simply be told you have a food allergy & cannot tolerate gluten/wheat. It is unrealistic to expect them to remove all gluten containing material from social settings, too hard. If they question more, educate them, otherwise keep it simple. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a colonoscopy diagnose celiac disease?

It could be possible that a colonoscopy diagnose celiac disease?

Possible: During colonoscopy, quite a number of physicians reach the terminal ileum, the last part of the small intestine. Celiac disease affects this part of the small intestine, so the physician can see the changes in the lining of the gut and confirm the diagnosis with biopsies taken from that area. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more