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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Williams Syndrome (Definition)

Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loquacious personality, abnormally sensitive hearing, supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation, elfin facies, association with hypercalcemia due to abnormal sensitivity to vitamin d, idiopathic hypercalcemia of pregnancy. Due to deletion in elastin gene and probably several ...Read more


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How can I distinguish between celiac disease and irritable bowl syndrome?

How can I distinguish between celiac disease and irritable bowl syndrome?

Testing: Celiac disease can be confirmed by blood tests and an intestinal biopsy.It actually causes visable changes in the structure of the intestine cells. IBS is a syndrome, or collection of features such as loose stools 3 or more days a week. It can be brought on by other causes and can have normal blood tests and intestine biopsy's. ...Read more

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Is there some connection between stevens-johnson syndrome and celiac disease?

Is there some connection between stevens-johnson syndrome and celiac disease?

None reported yet: There is an association between hla b 75 and b 15 genes is asian ethnic groups and steven-johnson syndrome but the celiac disease is associated with th hla d genotypes and I am unaware of any studies associating these celiac assoicated genotypes with stevens johnson syndrome. ...Read more

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Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Not known: The association of Celiac and immune reconstitution is not one I have heard of or could find doing a quick search. Montelukast is used in allergies so I think having the expected response from a medication does not suggest an immune problem. It is worth getting your Celiac under control for other reasons, i.e. to prevent the known Celiac complications. ...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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Can you please describe the differences in symptoms between irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease?

Very similar: Symptoms of ibs and celiac's disease are very similar. The diagnosis of ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion (ie the doctor has ruled out any other diseases that have similar symptoms). Consult with your doctor to determine if a celiac work-up might be appropriate if has not all ready been done. ...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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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more