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Doctor insights on: Celiac Disease Protein Deficiency

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Are the symptoms of celiac disease and vitamin B12 deficiency alike?

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

Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar!

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I recently got diagnosed with celiac disease and iron deficiency about a year ago. I've been gluten free ever since and I still don't feel better...

I recently got diagnosed with celiac disease and iron deficiency about a year ago. I've been gluten free ever since and I still don't feel better...

Refractory sprue or: ...maybe some gluten is slipping into your diet. If your diagnosis of celiac sprue is a certainty, then checking your tissue transglutaminase antibody now will indicate how successful you may be at gluten avoidance.

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Dr. Maya Vazirani Dr. Vazirani
Pediatrics - Neonatology
49 years in practice
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Seth G. S. Medical College
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Is it common to have celiac disease if you have SLE? I have selective IgA deficiency

Is it common to have celiac disease if you have SLE? I have selective IgA deficiency

Yes there is: Celeac desease, IGA deffifficiency are all immune mediated disorders it is advisable that you have an immunologist involved in your care stay well!

Dr. Sonia Rapaport Dr. Rapaport
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mohammad Khan Dr. Khan
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Ernest Fischer Dr. Fischer
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
7 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How common is celiac disease?

Somewhat: Numbers range from 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon Dr. Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia Dr. Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
Military Medical School
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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).

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Dr. Amy Deeken Dr. Deeken
Pathology
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jill Carnahan Dr. Carnahan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Richard Wachs Dr. Wachs
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
22 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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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).

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What can I do if I have celiac disease?

What can I do if I have 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.

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz Dr. Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Blood tests: In symptomatic patients with a suspicion of celiac disease, I order a tissue transglutaminase blood test. It has a very good sensitivity and specificity.

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