Top
10
Doctor insights on: Gerd And Gluten Allergy

Share
1

1
Why is it so trendy to say you have a gluten allergy nowadays. Do these people really have it?

Why is it so trendy to say you have a gluten allergy nowadays. Do these people really have it?

Gluten Allergy: You're right, many people are talking about gluten nowadays.There should be a distinction between gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity. Allergy implies a specific immune reaction.Those people with gluten allergy get very sick when they eat it.A sensitivity is usually not as severe in symptoms as a true gluten allergy, however it may improve many bothersome symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu
2,390 doctors shared insights

Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
I think I have a gluten allergy, but how can I tell without doing a bunch of tests?

I think I have a gluten allergy, but how can I tell without doing a bunch of tests?

You can't definitive: The only way to make an accurate diagnosis is with blood tests or an intestinal biopsy. Many people will feel better with gluten avoidance, even without gluten sensitivity so this is not and accurate method of diagnosis. ...Read more

7

7
How can you get tested for a gluten allergy?

Yes: Testing for celiac disease (gluten allergy) should be considered in people with chronic or recurrent diarrhea, malabsorption, weight loss, and abdominal distension or bloating. There is blood testing available and should be performed while on a gluten-rich diet. Antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (anti-TTG), which is highly sensitive and specific is used as a screening tool. ...Read more

8

8
Is it possible to develop a gluten allergy later in life if you were fine the first 20 years?

Gluten sensitivity: Yes it is possible that it was not detected when you were younger. There are many cases of celiac disease that were picked up in adults, so if you have some symptoms follow with your physician and have the testing done. ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
Should one avoid acid neutralizers if they have a gluten allergy?

Should one avoid acid neutralizers if they have a gluten allergy?

No: The treatment for celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy is complete avoidance of gluten in grains. Acid neutrualizers such as antacids, h2 blockers or ppi (proton pump inhibitors-like prilosec) are not contraindicated in gluten sensitive individuals. ...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


Dr. Scot Lewey
58 doctors shared insights

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