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Doctor insights on: Coeliac Disease Symptoms

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I need help with coeliac disease issues?

I don't really see a: Question here. Are you working with a gastroenterologist? If you have a specific question you can clarify ; re-ask. Take care. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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


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How can I find out if I have Coeliac Disease?

How can I find out if I have Coeliac Disease?

See doctor for tests: Usually your doctor will ask you some questions on your general health and will order some initial blood tests to see if you have become iron deficient for example. If your doctor and yourself remain concerned that coeliac disease is possible s special blood test for coeliac disease can be ordered. If this test is positive an endoscopy (camera) and biopsy form your intestines confirms diagnosis. ...Read more

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How are coeliac disease and ireland connected?

How are coeliac disease and ireland connected?

Unaware: Not aware that irish are more prone to celiac disease. However since this is a genetically-linked condition, it is possible that some pockets of relatively isolated population may have a much higher incidence of the condition if the gene is common in that group. ...Read more

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How can coeliac disease affect you physically?

How can coeliac disease affect you physically?

Celiac disease: Depending on how much your gut is affected and how long you have it, symptoms vary. This is the disease of gluten sensitivity, a wheat protein. The gut membrane is thin out, can't absorpt nutrients, and makes you have diarrhea, bloating and belly pain. When you can't absorpt your food, you'll be thin, weak, fatigue, has mouth sore due to nutrient deficiency. And get irritated by all of those. ...Read more

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What would be a good plan to manage coeliac disease?

What would be a good plan to manage coeliac disease?

See a nutritionist: The hardest part is avoiding the gluten. It is in many more foods then most people are a aware. It can also be in medications, toothpaste, etc. So you have the watch anything that you would put in your mouth. A nutritionist or online support websites can help your learn where the gluten is. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long can I live with coeliac disease?

Can you tell me how long can I live with coeliac disease?

A full lifetime: Recognition of your sensitivity to gluten should allow you to learn to avoid it. If you do, your gut can heal and you can potentially live the same kind of life as others. If you do not learn how avoid the foods that hurt you, you will suffer a reduced quality of life and likely a reduced lifespan. ...Read more

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Could I have several negative results back for coeliac disease and still have it?

Could I have several negative results back for coeliac disease and still have it?

Likely not...: False negative tests are usually the result of being on a gluten free diet at the time of testing. Make sure you are eating gluten for at least several weeks before testing to be sure that results are not false negative. ...Read more

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Can coeliac disease have a low cd57?

Can coeliac disease have a low cd57?

Unlikely: Low cd57 has been associated with a subset of patients with lyme disease but is not specific for that condition or celiac disease. ...Read more

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Will there be a cure for coeliac disease soon?

Will there be a cure for coeliac disease soon?

Unlikely: Most diseases that have to do with the body's own immune system have been very difficult to "cure". Most therapy is controlling the disease. But if you stick to the diet, you are essentially cured. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of coeliac disease?

Celiac Symptoms: Possible symptoms of celiac disease can include abdominal pain & bloating as well as bouts of diarrhea. Other symptoms can include weight loss, fatigue, anemia, weakness, gray malodorous feces, rashes, depression etc. ...Read more

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Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

No!!!!!: Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www. Celiac. Nih. Gov/materials. Aspx; www. Celiac. Org/ ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have coeliac or celiac disease. Please help?

What to do if I think I have coeliac or celiac disease. Please help?

See doctor: A physician can screen very easily for classic celiac disease using a blood test that works for most people. Anyone with classic celiac disease should have a doctor helping to care for them. ...Read more

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What is coeliac disease and it's treatment?

What is coeliac disease and it's treatment?

Gluten: Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. ...Read more

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Is there a link between coeliac disease and a low igm?

Is there a link between coeliac disease and a low igm?

Maybe: Celiac disease has been associated with decreased spleen function, an important organ in the immune system. And decreased IGM producing cells have been noted in celiac patients with low spleen function. I don't think anyone has come up with a mechanism yet so it is only an association at this point. ...Read more

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Are Coeliac Disease & Achalasia linked? I have both and wasn't sure

Are Coeliac Disease & Achalasia linked? I have both and wasn't sure

No they are differen: Coeliac disease is more of a malabsorption disease. Where as achalasia is more of a dysfunction of the esophagus motility ...Read more

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What is celiac disease?

What is celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) has three of the following features: villous atrophy; malabsorption, weight loss, or other signs of nutrient or vitamin deficiency; and resolution of the mucosal lesions and symptoms after withdrawal of gluten-containing foods (usually within a few weeks to months). Diarrhea, weight loss, and antibodies against gliadin ...Read more