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Doctor insights on: Celiac Disease Protein Deficiency

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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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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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What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms? How is it diagnosed?

What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms? How is it diagnosed?

Celiac disease: In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like iron or bone loss). ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease?

Somewhat: Numbers range from 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000. ...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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Is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Neither: Celiac disease inheritance pattern is undetermined, there is genetic predisposition though, some individuals who have certain genes are more susceptible to develop the disease than others. Good question, but by HealthTap rules you are a minor! Ask an adult to ask on your behalf next time, you need to be above 18 years to be able to register and ask questions, good luck ...Read more

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Are there mild symptoms of celiac disease?

Yes: Sometimes when very mild, celiac can be asymptomatic in fact. Usually the mild symptoms consists of mainly bloating and vague abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have celiac disease?

How can you know if you have celiac disease?

Food sensitivity lab: In addition to traditional diagnostic procedures you can also get a food sensitivity test. You may not have full blown celiac but you can certainly be sensitive gluten and other foods and a lab such as great plains lab (no connection) has an easy finger stick dry blood spot scientific test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could people usually die from celiac disease?

Could people usually die from celiac disease?

No: It is basically a GI disease although it can be associated with fatigue and aches and pains. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Celiac Disease?

What are some of the tests for Celiac Disease?

The tests for Celiac Disease include:: Celiac panel, Complete blood count, Endomysial antibodies, HLA typing, HLA typing for celiac disease, Skin biopsy, Tissue transglutaminase IgG, Tissue transglutaminase IgG and IgA, Upper endoscopy, Gliadin IgG and IgA antibodies, Albumin, Alkaline phosphatase, Liver function test, Clotting factors. ...Read more

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What kind of signs does celiac disease display?

What kind of signs does celiac disease display?

Celiac Symptoms: Symptoms of celiac disease vary among sufferers and include:
Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight loss)
A severe skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis;
Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count)
Musculoskeletal problems (muscle cramps, joint and bone pain)
Seizures
Tingling sensation in the legs
Mouth sores ...Read more

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What are common complications of celiac disease?

What are common complications of celiac disease?

People with celiac: Are more likely to have:
-autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and sjogren syndrome
-addison's disease
-down syndrome
-intestinal cancer
-intestinal lymphoma
-lactose intolerance
-thyroid disease
-type 1 diabetes. ...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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Is celiac disease considered dangerous to health?

Is celiac disease considered dangerous to health?

Yes: In addition, untreated patients with celiac disease are at very marked risk for developing cancer of the gut. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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