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Doctor insights on: Complex Carbohydrates And Gluten Intolerance

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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


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What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars,such as white flour,white rice, potatoes and juices.These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy.Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains,most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...Read more

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I'm wondering is gluten intolerance linked to other illnesses/diseases?

I'm wondering is gluten intolerance linked to other illnesses/diseases?

Yes: Gluten insensitivity is also known as celiac disease. It is a heritable condition. Recent research has linked it to many other disorders, many of which affect are considered autoimmune. More information can be found at: http://www.Celiac.Org/. ...Read more

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I think I could have a gluten intolerance but the only foods ive linked to my symptoms are burgers, pasta, and sandwiches. Do these have gluten?

I think I could have a gluten intolerance but the only foods ive linked to my symptoms are burgers, pasta, and sandwiches. Do these have gluten?

Wheat, rye, barley: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Pasta is made from wheat. There are gluten-free breads available made with different grains, and even gluten-free pasta is available. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease different?

Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

Celiac: Typically people get blood work for specific celiac antibodies but there is a lot of debate on how accurate a negative result is. Most accurate is an endoscopy with biopsy looking specifically for the celiac antibodies or pathology. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hypersalivation a sign of gluten intolerance?

Help docs, is hypersalivation a sign of gluten intolerance?

Saliva: it may be. Other things include acid reflux, mouth infections, medications and swallowing issues. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance in teens?

What are signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance in teens?

Gluten intolerance: The term gluten intolerance is not the same as celiac disease. Gluten intolerance implies the person does not "tolerate" large amounts of gluten well, yet does not have gluten sensitivity. Symptoms in gluten intolerance would be strictly GI related: diarrhea, abd pain, bloating. Try no gluten or cutting down significantly to see if it helps. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease typically treated?

Celiac: Strict avoidance of any gluten containing products with supplementation of vitamins and minerals for whatever is lost with the elimination of gluten from the diet. ...Read more

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What happens if I have gluten intolerance, do I have celiac disease?

Maybe: While oftentime the 2 terms are used interchangeably, there are many patients who do have issues due to gluten ingestion but do not have full blown celiac disease. Typically patients complain of bloating, diarrhea, rashes, itchy skin, failure to thrive after eating barley, rye, wheat and other similar products that contain gluten. Best to consult a GI doc and a good dietician. ...Read more

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Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Not primarily but: Gluten intolerance may trigger depression if you are vulnerable to it. Address the gluten problem, of course, but seek assistance for the depression as a separate matter. ...Read more

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Can infants have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?

Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more

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Could a doctor test to see if you have gluten intolerance?

Could a doctor test to see if you have gluten intolerance?

Yes,but: It is not a simple process. There are some blood tests that can suggest gluten intolerance, but these screening tests can be a false positive.The accepted standard requires an intestinal biopsy, usually done by a gastroenterologist. Contact your pcp and see what they advise. ...Read more

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I think I may have a gluten intolerance. Is there any risks i'm going gluten free for an extended period? 

No: No, an "elimination diet" is the process of eliminating one or more foods for 3-4 weeks and seeing if you have a response in your symptoms. To find out if you have a food sensitivity, reintroduce it into your diet after the 3-4 week elimination period. Here's more on gluten... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/08/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-whats.html. ...Read more

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Is embryo rice beneficial to gluten intolerance patient?

Let me explain: Foods such as soybean flour, tapioca flour, rice, corn, buckwheat and potatoes are usually safe for people with celiac disease. See below for more information regarding a gluten-free diet. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease or gluten intolerance relate with nausea?

Possibly: Celiac and gluten intolerance can present with nausea. Do you have other symptoms such as weight loss, bloating, or diarrhea? If so I would go in for an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could celiac or gluten intolerance lead to systemic tendonitis?

Could celiac or gluten intolerance lead to systemic tendonitis?

No: There is no such disease as systemic tendinitis and i doubt you actually have generalized tendon inflammation. However, celiac disease will not cause this. ...Read more

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Might a person with celiac have a positive gluten intolerance blood test?

Might a person with celiac have a positive gluten intolerance blood test?

Serum test & biopsy: True celiac disease is diagnosed with positive ttg IgA (a blood test) and a biopsy of the gut to prove that villous atrophy exists. Progressive physicians who practice functional medicine are sometimes testing the hla typing for celiac genes - dq2 and dq8 which show if you have a higher risk for celiac. There are people who react to gluten that do not have celiac disease. ...Read more

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