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Doctor insights on: Celiac Gluten Free Diet

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Wanted to know where can I learn more about celiac disease and gluten-free diet?

Wanted to know where can I learn more about celiac disease and gluten-free diet?

Search the net: Search the net. There are a number of good medical sites that will help you. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

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


Dr. Shaym Puppala Dr. Puppala
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Why would a endoscopy not detect celiacs disease on a gluten free diet for a month?

Why would a endoscopy not detect celiacs disease on a gluten free diet for a month?

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 more

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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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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?

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

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Is it possible to still get a celiac diagnosis on the gluten free diet?

Is it possible to still get a celiac diagnosis on the gluten free diet?

More difficult: The blood test on a gluten-free diet may yield false -negative results . But if it is still positive, it would be helpful. A small intestine biopsy would be the best bet but may appear normal if you have avoided gluten long enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Williams Dr. Williams
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

Celiac disease: There are several risks by not keeping the diet. This is a comprehensive overview. Also, a gastroenterologist can answer all of these questions. http://www.celiaccentral.org/Celiac-Disease/21/ ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Can celiac disease symptoms resolve after following a gluten free diet?

Can celiac disease symptoms resolve after following a gluten free diet?

Celiac: They definitely should improve drastically if you are able to stick with a 100% gluten-free diet. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild Dr. Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
20 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

Less leaky gut: Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Morse Dr. Morse
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
21 years in practice
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Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

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 more

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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

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 more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

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

Dr. Amy Deeken Dr. Deeken
Pathology
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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Are there any reliable tests for celiac disease that can be performed while on a gluten free diet?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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 more

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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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Dr. Rudolph Johnstone Dr. Johnstone
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
31 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Dr. Amy Deeken Dr. Deeken
Pathology
16 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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?

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?

Possibly but: it may also be possible that the limited choice of food makes eating unappetizing to you. Loss of appetite has many causes including depression. Be sure that your diet is nutritionally sound and enlist the help of a dietitian if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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?

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 more

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Gluten (Definition)

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


Dr. Liesa Harte
306 doctors shared insights

Gluten Free Diet (Definition)

Because Celiac Disease is an intolerance to gluten, identifying and avoiding gluten in the diet is ...Read more