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Celiac Gluten Free Diet
Search the net: Search the net. There are a number of good medical sites that will help you. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Time to heal: Celiac disease is a reaction of the small intestine to the gluten protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Inflammation & other changes are seen on biopsy. However, inflammation can occur for other reasons, &blood tests are not 100% accurate. So, if blood tests are not revealing, one approach is 1mo off gluten. If biopsy shows improvement, then likely Celiac disease. If no change, may be something else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more
No: You either have it or you don't. ...Read more
Celiac: They definitely should improve drastically if you are able to stick with a 100% gluten-free diet. ...Read more
Food sensitivities: Some with GI distress feel better if they eliminate foods from their diet. Recently, the low-fodmaps diet is gaining traction for decreasing food hypersensitivity symptoms (these are not allergies!). Wheat based foods may be harder to digest, pull water into the gut, get fermented by bacteria and therefore increase gas in the gut. Stretch of the gut wall by fluids and gas cause GI symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't see why: Following a gluten free diet is incredibly difficult and expensive. Obviously, if you are sensitive to gluten and it causes GI symptoms, you will benefit greatly. But there is no significant evidence that such a diet will help you lose weight, boost energy or be healthier. While giving up a lot of carbs (bread/pasta/cereal/pizza/beer) may help weight loss, you can do it with fewer restrictions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certainly but....: ... For children this is an unbelievably restricted diet. It is very difficult to sdhere to.In a study where parents were asked whether medicine or the diet was effective, where both would work, the choice by the parents was the medicine by a clear margin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Are there any reliable tests for celiac disease that can be performed while on a gluten free diet?
Genetic test: The only testing that can be done on a gluten free diet is the genetic test. People with particular hla types are at higher risk for celiac disease. Screening for risk can be done on a gluten free diet, however, with a risk result, celiac cannot be diagnosed without the positive biopsy or positive antibody test. However, then your doctor could decide if further testing with gluten diet indicate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?
Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you have celiac disease and r on a gluten free diet does the celiac disease ever go away?
How do people with celiac disease feel when they start a gluten free diet? What i mean is how quickly do symptoms improve?
In celiac disease how much time does it take for the histopathoological changes to normalise once gluten free diet is started?
Usually: About 6 months. However, every person' body heals differently. It is reported about that it can take up to 2 years to normalize. But, if there is any exposure to gluten, the changes may still be persistent. It is helpful to monitor serum ttg antibody levels, once they normalize, rebiopsy on about 6 months. Repeat biopsies should continue to be read in the same lab so slides can be compared. ...Read more
I have celiac disease and am on a gluten free diet, but all of a sudden I have almost no appetite. Is this normal for people with celiac?
Test positive for celiacs if you have been on a gluten free diet for 2 months? Is it worth it to go back on gluten to get a positive test result?
No: Your celiac problem is not going to go away so why would you want to make yourself sick again? Remember that some people may not totally recover until after several months off gluten product. However if your symptoms do not improve after 3 or 4 months, you need to evaluate the diagnosis or consider another diagnosis since the presence of celiac does not preclude other illnesses. ...Read more
I was diagnose with celiac disease after being misdiagnose repeatedly. Gluten-free diet helps but i'm unemployed & the food's expensive. What do I do?
Not expensive: Buying and cooking rice is not expensive, eating legumes such as chickpeas and lentils, red beans and black beans with the rice is not expensive. There are many inexpensive beans and grains that make a whole protein, provide carbohydrates and good nutrition on a celiac diet. Peanut butter also is not expensive for a jar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more