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Doctor insights on: Foods To Avoid If You Have Celiac Disease

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What are good foods to eat if you have celiac disease please!?

What are good foods to eat if you have celiac disease please!?

Anything but gluten: In celiac disease, antibodies to gluten destroy the lining of the small intestine. However, unless you have developed malabsoroption, you can eat any food that does not contain gluten. Safe grains are rice and corn. Most supermarkets now have gluten-=free sections. Also, see the following web site:celiac.Org; www.Celiaccentral.Org/; www.Csaceliacs.Info. Also, see a gastro-enterologist. ...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


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What are some food options for celiac disease?

What are some food options for celiac disease?

Read labels: This requires that you go on a gluten free diet. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, barley and rye, so any product with these is out. There are a number of sources on the web, including the Mayo clinic, that provide guidance.Just search for "gluten free diet".The FDA requires that vendors list any of the top 8 food allergens on packages, so start looking.Some even have a GF seal. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food can I eat if I have celiac disease?

Please suggest what food can I eat if I have celiac disease?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is caused my blood cells in your body that have developed sensitivity to a grain protein called gliadin. Wheat, rye, barley and spelt contain this protein. Most persons with cd can eat other grains but industrial processing contamination can be an issue; so let you body tell you which alternative grain products you can tolerate. ...Read more

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How important is avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

How important is  avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Critical: The treatment of celiac disease is the complete avoidance of gluten. Nothing else works. Usually nothing more is needed. In severe cases malnourishment may require an elemental diet to provide sufficient calories until the intestines heal. ...Read more

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How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Obsessive: For most cases. Pretty obsessive. Sometimes for mild or asymptomatic carriers you could get by with some now and then. ...Read more

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How rigorous do I have to be in avoiding gluten if you suffer from celiac disease?

How rigorous do I have to be in avoiding gluten if you suffer from celiac disease?

Very careful: If you truly have celiac disease then very small amounts of gluten will trigger increase in zonulin in the gut which causes increased intestinal permeability and inflammation. Studies show that even very small amounts will trigger this inflammation and that it takes days for the response to calm down. First make sure you really have celiac, but if you do, you must be very careful to avoid gluten. ...Read more

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Help please. Could avoiding gluten for a month before a celiac disease test interfere with results?

Help please. Could avoiding gluten for a month before a celiac disease test interfere with results?

Absolutely: Testing for celiac disease should always be performed before a patient start gluten free diet. That can be a cause of a false negative test. ...Read more

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Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?

Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?

Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is) does not qualify for a tax deduction. If there are medications or doctor's visits, these would qualify. ...Read more

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Is it correct to assume celiac disease is food allergy?

Is it correct to assume celiac disease is food allergy?

Celiac disease aller: No it is not correct, it is not allergy in true sense.It is an auto immune disease of the small bowel that occurs in some people from infancy to adulthood.When patients are exposed toglidin a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye tissue transglutinase enzyme modifies the protein and immune system cross reacts with small bowel causing inflammation, that causes atrophy of villi lining small bow. ...Read more

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