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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...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