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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. ...Read more

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Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 ?

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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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. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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