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Defatted Wheat Germ In A Celiac Diet
What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?
Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...Read more
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I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?
Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make sure to avoid wheat and whey. If you only had a positive blood test for allergy but no symptoms, there is no reason to avoid it. ...Read more
Zoey has been diagnosed with wheat, nut and egg allergy. We have cut gluten, eggs and all nuts out of her diet. Now she is always hungry and pale. She eats fruit and protein and gluten free products. Could this be celiac disease? help please
Test/ dietitian: Celiac differs some from wheat allergy by creating antibodies that attack the intestines as if they were a virus. These can be found on blood tests. Celiac is then confirmed through added tests for intestinal injury. Either way you may also need to sit down with a clinical dietitian to make sure she receives balanced nutrition in spite of your exclusions. ...Read more
Tears them up: The simple answer is it tears them up.This is a food allergy/intolerance where exposure promotes a chronic battle between immune complexes & the intestine tissue.The injury can/does produce pain,failure to absorb nutrients/diarrhea or other symptoms.The symptoms are not as dramatic as some get with a peanut allergy, because it affects a different part of the immune system. ...Read more
Non-celiac wheat intolerance is beginning to be recognized by doctors as a real and growing problem.
Partly could be due to gmo wheat and partly to roundup residue on commercial non-organic wheat. ...Read more
Can or should ?: You can take poison, but I wouldn't advise it. Anytime someone with celiac disease consumes wheat, their body generates NEW antibodies to various wheat proteins that attack their gut tissue causing injury. This starts out as spotty injury and gets worse with time and any new exposures. Avoid wheat (gluten) and the antibody level declines so the body can heal. ...Read more
Not exactly: Celiac disease is an immune mediated IgA adverse reaction to gluten (a protein in many grains including wheat) typically leading to GI symptoms. Wheat allergy is an IgE mediated reaction reaction that can be very severe leading to anaphylaxis that can include GI symptoms. An allergist and GI specialist can assist patients who have suspicion for celiac disease and/or adverse reactions to wheat. ...Read more
Things to ponder: Celiac disease represents a fluke in the immune system. People with celiac who ingest gluten containing foods trigger production of antibodies that attack their tissues as if they were an invading germ. Any exposure to wheat will do this. The antibodies can linger for months & degree of damage varies. This can be mild or life threatening. Heavy exposures create lots of antibody. ...Read more
A matter of degree: Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where eating foods with gluten damage the intestinal lining causing gastrointestinal symptoms and sometimes cause skin rashes. Patients must strictly avoid all gluten. People with gluten intolerance can usually tolerate small amounts of gluten and do not have celiac disease. See a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Gluten-free diet: If you truly have the diagnosis of celiac disease, you must adhere to a life-long gluten-free diet. Studies show 30% increase in all-cause mortality for patients who have celiac disease that are not following a gluten free diet so the effects on the body are far reaching and may contribute to inflammation and autoimmune disease outside the gut. ...Read more
Celiac disease: Abdominal symptoms - whether constipation, pain, diarrhea - aggravated by wheat ingestion is surely suggestive of a gluten intolerance. There are various blood tests that can be used for screening- gliadin, endomyseal, transglutaminase antibodies. Gold standard for diagnosis is still felt to be an upper endoscopy with biopsy of the small bowel. ...Read more
No: Celiac sprue (gluten enteropathy) is an immunologic reaction to proteins in gluten (gliadin and others). This is found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale, spelt. Oats have a different protein (prolamine) that may cross react in some people. But people may not tolerate a grain for reasons other than gluten, proteins, immune cause. Some carbs may not be well digested by some folks, with same sympt. ...Read more
Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?
Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease--diagnosed by small bowel biopsy or serology) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), gluten intolerants do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. About 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. ...Read more
Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more
Uncommon: Vomiting is not typical. Diarrhea is the classic symptom but even that may not always occur. ...Read more
Allergy vs celiac: A wheat allergy is the symptoms that occur when you make ige antibodies to wheat. Celiac disease is the symptoms that occur when your body makes IgA antibodies to the gluten in wheat, rye and barley. The symptoms can be similar in that both can cause bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, etc. Allergies can cause anaphylaxis and celiac raises cancer risk, so it helps to find out which you have. ...Read more
Allergic & toxic:
Wheat allergy is mediated by ige and you may have skin rash, hives, gastrointestinal upset, and/or respiratory symptoms from eating wheat but not other grains.
Gluten sensitivity is genetically determined and symptoms can be induced by an product containing gluten aside from wheat. ...Read more
Is corn alright for someone with celiac disease? I know wheat, barley, and rye are bad, but does corn have any effect?
Corn: Is ok for celiac.Get a more detailed answer ›
No, definite chance:
Blood tests for wheat allergy measure IgG and/or IgE antibodies to proteins in wheat (which may include gluten) but not everyone with celiac disease will have these antibodies. The best blood test is IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase. If you really want to rule out celiac disease you should get that test- but only after eating gluten!
http://www.csaceliacs.org/diagnosis_of_celiac_disease.jsp ...Read more
Not necessarily: About 1 in 133 of healthy people or 0.7% of the population have celiac disease. About 1 in 56 or 1.8% of people who have suggestive symptoms have celiac disease. So, even in cases of suggestive symptoms, the majority of people do not have the autoimmune condition known as celiac disease. Talk to you doctor about blood tests that can be helpful to screen for celiac disease. ...Read more
Definitely: Contrary to common belief, celiac disease is not a "wheat allergy". It is the body's abnormal immune reaction to gluten, but it is not mediated by the classic antibody that mediates allergic reactions. Skin test to wheat is not the right test for celiac disease. Skin test negative or positive to wheat does not rule out or confirm celiac diz. If u r concerned, ask ur doc for the proper blood test. ...Read more
Is there difference in terms of symptoms between celiac disease/gluten intolerance/wheat allergy?
Yes: They are not the same!Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?
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Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women.
The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more