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Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms can vary from very little to many. Classical symptoms would be abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating of the abdomen. Possibly weight loss. Some women present with infertility, headaches or other symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more

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How long does take for abdominal distention to go down in adults with celiac disease?

How long does take for abdominal distention to go down in adults with celiac disease?

70% improve in 2 wk: With strict gluten avoidance about 70% of patients will have noticeable improvement in 2 wk. At 4 to 6 wk patient should be evaluated to verify an adequate response to the gluten-free diet and assess adequacy of nutrition despite gluten avoidance. ...Read more

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Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. ...Read more

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My 13y/o daughter is a type1diabetic and diagnosis w celiac disease. Is it ok to include vitamin C together with her multivitamin?

My 13y/o daughter is a type1diabetic and diagnosis w celiac disease. Is it ok to include vitamin C together with her multivitamin?

OK but why...: As you are aware, "multivitamin" already includes vitamin c. It is not clear whether additional amount of vitamin c will bring any more benefit. ...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

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What is celiac disease.?

What is celiac disease.?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is atrophy of the intestinal villi caused by an immune response to gluten and gliadin. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease serious?

Is celiac disease serious?

Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work ...Read more

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