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Extreme Hunger Thirst Celiac Disease Thyroiditis
I have stomach problems and bloodwork came back with signs of celiacs disease&the syptoms make sense. Is it possible to mistake thirst for hunger?
Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more
Loss of appetite, not eating, thought of food makes me nauseated, random feeling of gagging throughout the day, no vomiting. I do have celiac disease ?
Look for a cause: How long has this been happening? Any weight loss? Any particular foods that cause this? Do you drink alcohol? Any chance that you might be pregnant? Any changes in medications or diet? What makes it better? Try to identify all details related to your symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?
Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more
If family has celiac: Persons who have relatives with celiac disease are more likely to get celiac disease (it's hereditary). The disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern/western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china/japan). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small bowel biopsy: Celiac disease is suspected when individuals have signs or symptoms of malabsorption or malnutrition. Small intestinal biopsy is considered the most accurate test for celiac disease. Small intestinal biopsies can be obtained by performing an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd). ...Read more
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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