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I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

Possible: Try gluten-free oat to see if causes the same symptoms. Even though you may not have the full-blown symptoms,and heart burn is not the usual symptoms in gluten intolerance, it cannot be totally ruled out. Nonetheless it would be a good idea for you to consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. ...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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I have corn gluten allergy, what now ?

I have corn gluten allergy, what now ?

Avoidance: The current treatment for food allergies is reading ingredient labels to find foods that do not contain that particular food. A dietician or nutritionist can help with a diet if a person is having trouble. Corn allergy is fairly uncommon but corn is a very common ingredient. Fortunately, there are many gluten free products available now. ...Read more

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Is it common for a gluten allergy to create skin rashes?

Is it common for a gluten allergy to create skin rashes?

Dermatitis w/celiac: Dermatitis herpetiformis is the classic skin rash described with celiac disease. It is an intensely itchy raised vesicular eruption symmetrically distributed on the arms, legs, trunk, neck, scalp, and buttocks. Less than 10% of celiac disease patients will have the skin reaction, but 80% of those with dermatitis herpetiformis have celiac disease. ...Read more

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What type of doctor is best to see to be tested for a gluten allergy? I was told a few different types.

What type of doctor is best to see to be tested for a gluten allergy? I was told a few different types.

Allergist: An allergist can test you to see if you are allergic. A gastroenterologist can perform the biopsies to confirm the effect of gluten allergy on your GI tract. ...Read more

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Can you still get a complete, balanced diet if you have a gluten allergy and are also lactose intolerant?

Can you still get a complete, balanced diet if you have a gluten allergy and are also lactose intolerant?

Certainly: Throughout most of human history gluten-containing grains & dairy products were not consumed (& still usually not in asia). Gluten-containing grains (& other grains) are certainly not a necessary part of a healthy diet, and neither is dairy (though lactose-free dairy products like yogurt are an option). One can get all the nutrients needed from vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, eggs & meats. ...Read more

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How can I detect if I have a gluten allergy or its just IBS without testing I have no health insurance. ..Are there specific symptoms?

How can I detect if I have a gluten allergy or its just IBS without testing I have no health insurance. ..Are there specific symptoms?

Gluten free diet: Gluten sensitivity responds to a gluten free diet. This costs nothing. Ibs does not respond to a gluten free diet. You might need to avoid both gluten and milk initially, meaning avoid wheat, rye and barley as well as all or most dairy products. A lot of GI problems will clear up on such a diet. Once better, you can add back foods and see which ones bother you. Follow it at least 1 month. ...Read more

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I've been underweight all my life and was recently told that it may be because of a gluten allergy or sensitivity. What does this mean?

I've been underweight all my life and was recently told that it may be because of a gluten allergy or sensitivity. What does this mean?

It could be true: About 1% of humankind has celiac disease in which gluten make it difficult to absorb nutrients. If your intake seems more than sufficient to make you heavier than you are, or you feel unwell otherwise, it would be worth discussing with your physician. Some of the best track stars are "underweight" and for such people, it's healthy. You're a person, not a set of numbers. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I usually drink on the weekends but now in my early 30s beer makes me extremely sick.. Almost like food poisening. Could this be a gluten allergy?

Probably not: While most beer does contain gluten, many of the things you eat every day have gluten as well. If you only get sick with beer, but are able to eat bread, pasta, etc without problems then it is not the gluten. If all of these things bother you and you want to do a test, there are several gluten free beers available in the liquor store that you could try instead. ...Read more

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I took a blood test to see if i had a gluten allergy a yr ago and nothing showed up, I have been gluten free for a yr and feel better.What does it mean?

I took a blood test to see if i had a gluten allergy a yr ago and nothing showed up, I have been gluten free for a yr and feel better.What does it mean?

Keep on keeping on: Regardless of the test, if you feel better there has to be something about gluten-containing foods that doesn't agree with you. Don't think too much about this. Do what makes you feel better. ...Read more

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What are signs of gluten allergy?

What are signs of gluten allergy?

6symptoms may: Anyone with gluten allergy may get any of theses ymptoms suggesting glue tin allergy as gastrointestinal symptoms ,headache ,migraine,irritationall mood shifts ,dizziness /balance difficulties and fatigue .But the blood test and other test confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

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How can a gluten allergy develop?

How can  a gluten allergy develop?

Genetic: It is genetic although most of the people with the genes do not develop gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a gluten allergy?

How do I know if I have a gluten allergy?

Bllood test & scope: There are some pretty good blood tests for it. Also, an endoscopy with biopsies of the small intestine can show how "severe" the lining of the intestines have been affected by the gluten allergy. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a gluten allergy?

What does it mean to have a gluten allergy?

Gluten sensativity: Physicians usually refer to this as gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Its not a true allergy. Many use this term incorrectly. Historically this term has referred to celiac disease which is a condition that results in abdominal pain, bloating, changes in stools, weight loss, fatigue, and weakness when someone with this problem consumes foods with gluten. ...Read more

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What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

Gluten sensitivity: There are hereditary factors involved, but in general, celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. ...Read more

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What does coelic mean? I heard it is the gluten allergy.

What does coelic mean?  I heard it is the gluten allergy.

Gluten sensitivity: Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease is the term describing a GI condition in which the individual is sensitive to gluten, which is present in wheat products. Fortunately now there are more and more products that do not contain gluten, so having a gluten free diet is not as difficult as it once was. ...Read more

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Candida vs. Gluten allergy? What's the difference?

Unrelated: Candida is a common yeast/fungus found in the GI tract and can be a complication of using inhaled steroids for treating asthma. Also can be a cause of vaginitis after treatment with antibiotics. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains that in susceptible people is not digested leading to diarrhea. This is celiac disease and treated by eliminating gluten from the diet. ...Read more

Dr. Scot Lewey
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Gluten Insensitivity (Definition)

Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more