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Why is celiac disease considered an autoimmune disease? Does it affect the immune system?

Why is celiac disease considered an autoimmune disease? Does it affect the immune system?

Terminology: If the body develops antibodies to human tissue of any type,it is labeled auto immune.In celiac disease and lesser forms of gluten sensitivity, the body has developed antibodies to tissue transglutaminases.These can cause injury to the absorptive surfaces of the small intestines and impair absorption of nutrients.Nutritional deficits can weaken the body but are not specific to the immune system ...Read more

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 untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Not known: The association of Celiac and immune reconstitution is not one I have heard of or could find doing a quick search. Montelukast is used in allergies so I think having the expected response from a medication does not suggest an immune problem. It is worth getting your Celiac under control for other reasons, i.e. to prevent the known Celiac complications. ...Read more

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Celiacs being an auto immune disease, will the auto immune disease still affect me if i'm gluten free later in life. Like stiff mans or scleroderma?

Celiacs being an auto immune disease, will the auto immune disease still affect me if i'm gluten free later in life. Like stiff mans or scleroderma?

Celiac disease: It never goes away, but you can control the symptoms by eliminating gluten. If you start eating gluten again, you'll have the symptoms again. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do people with lots of moles have weaker immune systems then people with few or no moles??? Is lots of moles a sign of a weaker immune system?

Do people with lots of moles have weaker immune systems then people with few or no moles???  Is lots of moles a sign of a weaker immune system?

No and No: The average person has 35 moles. Generally new moles stop forming around age 30. The main factors that determine how many moles we form seem to be genetics and sun exposure. Immune function is not a known factor in the number of moles we get. ...Read more

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How do you live a live long life with weaker immune system(no spleen). How weaker is it without a spleen and what way is it weaker?

How do you live a live long life with weaker immune system(no spleen). How weaker is it without a spleen and what way is it weaker?

Immunized: Here is a excerpt from the Merck Manual:People who do not have a spleen are at .. high risk of infections because of the spleen’s role in fighting certain kinds of bacteria, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae. Because of this risk, people receive vaccinations to help protect them from infection with these organisms. Get immunized. ...Read more