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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
In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: you can have celiac with negative blood tests. a intestinal biopsy is the best way to diagnose it. ...Read more
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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