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Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Autism and leaky gut syndrome relationship or just hype?

Science support: there are many reputable physicians who hold to the concept of leaky gut syndrome. However there has not been consistent data supporting treating the intestinal problem and an improvement in autism features. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Will depression symptoms be from gluten intolerance?

Not primarily but: Gluten intolerance may trigger depression if you are vulnerable to it. Address the gluten problem, of course, but seek assistance for the depression as a separate matter. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea. Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad. There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Is dysautonima genetic? Is there any relation between autism, dysautonomia and gluten intolerance? My mom also has macrobacterium avium. Connections?

Is dysautonima genetic? Is there any relation between autism, dysautonomia and gluten intolerance? My mom also has macrobacterium avium. Connections?

Many questions: There is familial dysautomia but uncertain about the other other associations. Some cases with gluten have been reported. Mycobacterium avium is an infectious disease and not related to the other conditions. Gluten is a different condition also. There is intolerance to gluten and treatment involves a gluten free diet. ...Read more

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I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed). Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

I am gluten intolerant (self diagnosed).  Is it possible to have panic attacks, anxiety, and depression from consuming gluten?

Doubtful: True gluten intolerance is rare and self diagnosis is unreliable. There is no proven true link between gluten ingestion and psychiatric symptoms. I suggest you read the Consumer's Digest recent issue devoted to gluten. It's easy to understand and up to date but if you're caught up in the gluten fad/frenzy you might not like the conclusions. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between ADHD & anxiety disorder?

What is the relationship between ADHD & anxiety disorder?

There isn't: Necessarily a relationship but they can co-exist. ...Read more

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Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous

???????: There are many possibilities with gut sensitivities.A variety of food additives (#40 red or others) can trigger Irritable bowel symptoms. One GS patient I follow has test positive cross reactions to milk, casein,egg, corn chocolate and others but can handle small amounts. There are labs that test for IgG, IgA and IgE food reactions that might be available to you. ...Read more

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Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more

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Is ADHD connected to developing bipolar disorder?

Is ADHD connected to developing bipolar disorder?

No: Statistically, individuals who have adhd have no greater chance of developing bipolar disorder than the average population so long as there is no family history of bipolar disorder. There is some statistically greater chance of having adhd is someone has bipolar disorder, but the connection there is unclear. ...Read more

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Any correlation between irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety?

Any correlation between irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety?

Yes: yes, almost always connected. hard not to be anxious when you are bloated can't eat and have diarrhea every day. then you worry and it makes the gut worse which then causes more worry. it's a vicious cycle. I believe the older tricyclics antidepressants can be very helpful as they can help mood and slow GI transit time. ...Read more

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Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Any connection between gluten and constipation in adults?

Celiac: yes , celiac can only manifest with constipation . Celiac disease has a wide array of symptoms ranging from stomach ache to seizures ...Read more

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Do studies relate addison's disease and depression or psychiatric-type symptoms?

Do studies relate addison's disease and depression or psychiatric-type symptoms?

Addisons and mood: Yes in the form of apoptosis( a form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area).Stress and depression shows possible link to cell death in a study by printha et al in  2009. It demonstrated that cell death can be accelarated by low levels of cortisol (addisons) and high levels (stress). ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between psychotic depression and dissociative features?

Is there a relationship between psychotic depression and dissociative features?

They can relate: Psychotic depression can occur in someone who also uses dissociation as an unconscious defense against feeling pain. Yet one doesn't require the other, nor are they always together. Dissociation can worsen depression. Also, someone who dissociates might appear similar to someone with psychotic depression. That's why an entire history must be taken, and an extensive interview done. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between epilepsy (tle) and attention deficit disorder? Memory problems? Social anxiety?

Yes for memory : I have not been able to come up with any literature suggesting that tle causes social anxiety disorder or add. Memory problems have been commonly reported, even rather marked episodes of amnesia. I even have met two people with tle and did, but the did was very simple, not complex, and went away with the addition of tegretol. One of the individuals wanted his other alter back because that was part of his mind that knew how to do math. Tegretol was therefore stopped and he opted to live his life in a dyadic mode. ...Read more

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Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Sugar creates spikes: in insulin which impacts mood and health. High fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar that is in many products. Please read labels to avoid it. High rates of diabetes, even among children today. Here's a link to one book, but there are many.http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129 Peace and good health. ...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