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Doctor insights on: Gluten Allergy And Elevated Ige

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2 months symptoms. Is it Celiac,gluten intolerance,wheat intolerance or allergy?F079 Ige negative. Beer ok, wheat no although I bloat for 8 hours after "may contain wheat". All after a fast for a week

2 months symptoms. Is it Celiac,gluten intolerance,wheat intolerance or allergy?F079 Ige negative. Beer ok, wheat no although I bloat for 8 hours after "may contain wheat". All after a fast for a week

Stomach complaints: Hard to say at this point. Dietary diary and symptoms diary very important. Further workup needed to help make diagnosis. Could also consider elimination diet. Very basic diet (can google). Add things back one week at a time to see what triggers your symptoms. Stay in touch with your GI doc who is working this up for you. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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Can a gluten allergy cause a person to loose weight?

Can a gluten allergy cause a person to loose weight?

Possible: If you were not able to eat or digest food due to gluten allergy then, you will loose weight due to inadequate calorie. ...Read more

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Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Dyshydrotic eczema: Is is a rash that occurs on the hands, mostly on the palms and fingers from excess and, frequent washing, etc, it is not related to any food allergy. ...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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Can you die if you eat wheat and have a gluten allergy?

Can you die if you eat wheat and have a gluten allergy?

Allergy vs sensitive: Ingestion of wheat in a person with true ige wheat allergy could be fatal as with any food allergy. However in a person with gluten (non ige) sensitivity it is very unlikely to cause death, but can cause acute and/or chronic illness. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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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