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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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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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Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Several: This vague issue is more common when you are not well rested, are hungry, are under stress, are anxious or ill.The specifics of the illness is less important than the general state of wellness. Get more rest, follow a balanced diet, see a doc if needed and you should improve. ...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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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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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

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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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Does gluten sensitivity increase risk of heart disease? I read that it does in a study, but it makes little sense to me, considering g.S is intestinal

Does gluten sensitivity increase risk of heart disease? I read that it does in a study, but it makes little sense to me, considering g.S is intestinal

Unlikely: CAD is not part of celiac disease. Celiac disease has manifestations that are outside the GI tract. Those include herpes-like rashes (dermatitis herpetiformis), some endocrine and even brain abnormalities. The most important antibody for celiac disease, IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase, anti ttg) is also present in type i diabetes and both diseases may occur together. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Absorption: In this condition, the gluten protein is toxic to the hair-follicle -like structure in the small intestine causing impairment in nutrient absorption. Most people would have abdominal discomfort after eating foods with gluten. This in turns leads to neurologic symptoms, weight loss, anemia etc. This is considered an autoimmune disease and not an allergic disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

One is a disease: Celiac disease is an immune reaction to the food and will happen even with a trace of ingested gluten. In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having Celiac because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined / processed. By avoiding these one is eating more REAL food. This is likely the benefit if "sensitive" ...Read more

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Is there any link between gluten sensitivity and infertility?

Possibly: There are no strong studies to implicate that gluten causes infertility. Except if you think about it, gluten insensitivity causes an inflammatory response in the body. I do have quite a few patients now that have gone gluten-free and have been able to conceive with this regiment along with other fertility treatments. If all else fails, do try a gluten-free diet for a while and see if it does help you to conceive. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chiropractor tell if you have a gluten sensitivity?

Is it possible for a chiropractor tell if you have a gluten sensitivity?

No: They are not trained at all for this type of diagnosis. See your family doctor or a GI doctor for this diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an association between gluten sensitivity and acne?

Is there an association between gluten sensitivity and acne?

Both common: Beyond acne being almost universal among teens, and gluten sensitivity affecting maybe one million folks in the usa, i could not find any relationship documented and it does not really make sense biologically. But thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between gluten sensitivity and hypothyroidism?

Yes: Both are autoimmune disorders which means your body's own immune system attacks certain specific parts of your body. There has been shown a relationship between celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) and hashimoto's thyroid disease, type I diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease. The immune system is amazing and complex so there is probably a LOT still to be discovered. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

Blood test and biops: Conventional medicine diagnoses celiac disease based on a positive serum ttg IgA and a biopsy showing villious atrophy in the gut. However, some experts now agree that a trial off gluten that completely relieves symptoms in addition to positive hla celiac genes, dq2 and/or dq8 will also reveal those at high risk for having or going on to develop celiac disease or other autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Can you develop a gluten sensitivity in your 20s?

Yes: Gluten sensitivity is genetically predisposed but only a small percentage of people with the genes develop the symptoms. You may develop symptoms at nearly any age although the disease process might have started much earlier. ...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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more