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Does Gluten Sensitivity Cause Mucus In Throat
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
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
Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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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