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Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy
Interesting disorder: Eosinophilic enteropathy (& perhaps a related condition, eosinophilic esophagitis) is an autoimmune condition in which eosinophils (1 of the types of white blood cells, normally used to fend off parasitic infections) start attacking the gastrointestinal tract instead. It is sort of like an allergy (which cause eosinophil release) affecting the small intestines ("enteropathy"). Symptoms r variable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies with location: Uncommon disorder. Xs eosinophils (type of wbc) in parts of gut, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon. Symptoms can vary with layer of gut involved: pain, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, swallowing issues, anemia. Diagnosis needs endoscopy and biopsy. Rx varies; can include diet changes, meds. ...Read more
I will tell you: The symptoms of eosinophilic gastroenteritis vary depending on where the eosinophils build up in the gastrointestinal system and which “layers” of the intestinal wall are involved. Symptoms often include pain, skin rash, acid reflux, anemia (http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/anemia.Html) , diarrhea, stomach cramps, bleeding, nausea. ...Read more
What would be likely first line treatment for severe presumed non-coeliac enteropathy in an adult? Budesonide ?
The cause: One needs to know what the cause is followed up by avoidance and treatment measures. Do you know the diagnosis on your enteropathy ? ...Read more
What is autoimmune enteropathy? My protein levels has improved to 5.4 from 4.9 and albumin is 3.4 from 2.8. Could CVID cause this? I have high eosinop
Yes it could: Autoimmune enteropathy is a rare disorder characterized by sever and protracted diarrhea,weight loss from malabsorption and immune -mediated damage to the intestinal tract. Subjects with autoimmune enteropathy may be affected by other autoimmune disorders. CVID common variablble immune deficiency is a disorder that impairs the immune system People with CVID are highly susceptible to infections ...Read more
Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?
Enteropathy: Protein loss from the gastrointestinal tract is usually due to the massive overexcretion of mucous from areas of overgrowth of normal lining. The classic is Menetriere's Disease which is an overgrowth of the normal lining in the stomach. Lymphoma can cause protein loss from the gi tract. If you have not seen a GI MD do so. ...Read more
My GI doc thinks intestinal inflammation is causing my protein-enteropathy. How do I cure this problem? I am 6'1 224. My protein total is 4.9/albu-2.9
"Leaky gut"?: Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea) abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with IBS versus leaky gut (which by comparison is a disease process caused by many etiologies). We can be of more help if we know what tests have been accomplished & with what results. Has inflammatory bowel disease been ruled out? ...Read more
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