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Do People With Celiac Disease Have To Worry About Airborne Gluten
Worry just a little: Gluten, a protein present in wheat, barley, or rye, could be airborne in a bakery or grain-processing factory. It is possible, but unlikely, that a person very sensitive to gluten could swallow enough airborne gluten (by way of nasal mucus, throat mucus, or lung mucus) to get celiac disease symptoms. Just the aroma of bread baking should not cause symptoms, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Intestinal allergies: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, thus causing intestinal problems and abnormal digestion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very careful: If you truly have celiac disease then very small amounts of gluten will trigger increase in zonulin in the gut which causes increased intestinal permeability and inflammation. Studies show that even very small amounts will trigger this inflammation and that it takes days for the response to calm down. First make sure you really have celiac, but if you do, you must be very careful to avoid gluten. ...Read more
Do you think that it's better for o+ people to consider a gluten free diet even if they don't have celiac disease? N.B i hv a potential Crohn's disease
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
Can Celiac Disease have anything to do with Anxiety, or can Anxiety have anything to do with Celiac Disease?
The fear of having: a flare up from celiac or eating triggering foods can generate anxiety so the answer is yes. If anxiety goes beyond that or it interferes with your functioning or comfort seeing a mental health professional is a good idea. Please don't use medications alone, but learn some coping strategies for anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?
Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have celiac disease. Do I need to be concerned about sunscreens, shampoos and cosmetics that contain gluten?
No: Gluten-containing skin care products and cosmetics aren't a problem unless you accidentally swallow them. For this reason, avoid using such products on your lips or around your mouth. Also, avoid using gluten-containing dental products, such as certain mouthwashes and toothpastes. If you're uncertain about whether a product contains gluten, check the ingredient list on the product label or contact the manufacturer. Some people develop a form of celiac disease called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), which causes an itchy, blistering rash. This skin disorder is also linked to gluten intolerance. But although it involves the skin, DH is caused by ingesting gluten, not by skin contact with gluten. So, eliminating gluten from your diet will help clear up DH as well. If you use a cosmetic or skin care product that contains gluten and you develop a skin reaction, see your doctor or dermatologist to identify the cause. It is possible to have an allergy to wheat or another grain that could cause a skin reaction, but this would not be due to celiac disease. ...Read more
Many: There are many teens with celiac. I would recommend searching online for a support group. Celiac.Org is a goo resource. ...Read more
No: No it is a genetic condition without any nickel allergy association. ...Read more
Celiac Disease: Patients with celiac disease can have nutrient deficiencies, including iron, folate, (folic acid) or calcium. Can present with anemia, osteopenia/osteoporosis, weight loss, diarrhea chronically, excessive flatus, and abdominal pain. Increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the disaccharidase have anything to do with thyroid disease and Crohn's disease? Thank you for your help doctors I'm very anxious.
Bowels & celiac dis.: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided. ...Read more
Undesirable things!: A person with celiac disease gets strong allergic reactions to gluten in the small intestine, which causes the lining of the intestine to lose its ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc... If he continues to eat gluten, he can become anemic, lactose intolerant, and have diarrhea or irritable bowel, tummy pains, vitamin deficiency, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a celiac (wheat and gluten allergic) plus have a spastic colon! do you have any ideas about what to eat?
Idea re: who to ask: Consider these websites: celiac.Org and celiac.Com as a first step. They will direct you to celiac support groups where you can find people with digestive issues similar to yours. They have to eat, too. Clinical nutritionists typically know more than doctors about what to eat. One working in a GI department at your nearest medical school may be among the most knowledgeable. ...Read more
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