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Does gluten sensitivity cause mucus in throat?

Does gluten sensitivity cause mucus in throat?

Unlikely: Gluten intolerance can cause a variety of symptoms. I'm not certain that upper respiratory mucous production is one of them. ...Read more

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Can gluten sensitivity be an underlying cause of Raynaud's?

Can gluten sensitivity be an underlying cause of Raynaud's?

Not aware of: However deficiency in vit B12 may cause numbness and tingling on extremities which may be mistaken for Raynaud's by some people. However the symptoms from vit B12 def is not related to exposure to cold temperature. ...Read more

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Would a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

Would a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

Probable: Gluten sensitivity decreases absorption of many nutrients and when significant weight loss occurs , hair loss may follow. ...Read more

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Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

Does small intestinal bacterial overgrowth cause gluten sensitivity?

No: People don't eat gluten, they ear foods that contain gluten. These are grains, which contain some poorly digestible carbohydrates. Bacteria in the gut ferment these, can cause gas, bloat, pain, diarrhea- similar to symptoms of celiac sprue gluten bowel disease. The latter is immune related, the former is digestive. Important distinction re: diagnosis, and rx. Celiac lifelong exclusion;. ...Read more

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What neuropathic problems are caused by gluten sensitivity?

What neuropathic problems are caused by gluten sensitivity?

Unknown: Gluten sensitivity is poorly defined at this point. In fact, it was only recently recognized as an entity. The side effects are not understood currently. ...Read more

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Are there any possible causes for Geographic Tongue? Could it be from a gluten sensitivity?

Not really: Geographic tongue is sometimes genetic (meaning it runs in families) but is benign and usually not related to underlying medical condition. There are some rare cases of it being related to psoriasis. It is not related to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Docs, could a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

Docs, could a gluten sensitivity cause hair loss?

I doubt it: The web is now full of anti-gluten militants who believe that everyone is well-advised to adopt the gluten-free diet. The only real science is that alopecia areata patients are more likely to have gluten sensitivity but the hair doesn't grow back; I suspect it's autoimmune diseases occurring together, as they very often do. Recognize there's a lot of emotion and zealotry here & some unknowns too. ...Read more

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Is it possible that flesh colored bumps are caused by gluten sensitivity?

Is it possible that flesh colored bumps are caused by gluten sensitivity?

Not usually: The rash most commonly associated with gluten sensitivity is dermatitis herpetaformis. This is a blistering rash which looks a bit like chicken pox on the arms and legs. It will blister and then scab over. It usually is very itchy as well. Please have your rash checked by a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a gluten sensitivity cause geographic tongue?

Can a gluten sensitivity cause geographic tongue?

May be associatedbut: Not causal. Most people with geographic tongue don't have gluten issues, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can gluten sensitivity cause abnormal sensations such as prickliness in the extremities?

Can gluten sensitivity cause abnormal sensations such as prickliness in the extremities?

Yes: Gluten sensitivity in the absence of avoidance leads to damages to the small intestine causing impairment of nutrient absorption. Certain vitamin deficiency (B12 etc) can lead to nerve damage and thus the unusual sensation in the legs. The severity depends on how long your body has been deficient in vitamins. ...Read more

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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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