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Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Absorption: In this condition, the gluten protein is toxic to the hair-follicle -like structure in the small intestine causing impairment in nutrient absorption. Most people would have abdominal discomfort after eating foods with gluten. This in turns leads to neurologic symptoms, weight loss, anemia etc. This is considered an autoimmune disease and not an allergic disease. ...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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What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

What is the difference between celiacs and gluten sensitivity?

One is a disease: Celiac disease is an immune reaction to the food and will happen even with a trace of ingested gluten.

In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having Celiac because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined / processed. By avoiding these one is eating more REAL food. This is likely the benefit if "sensitive" ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)?

How common is celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)?

1 in 3, 000: But still more people are allergic to wheat, which is a different problem with a similar treatment: avoid it! Fyi the only other grains with they type of gluten to avoid in celiac sprue are rye and barley. ...Read more

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What are the signs of wheat or gluten sensitivity?

What are the signs of wheat or gluten sensitivity?

Symptoms or sign?: Symptoms: gas, bloat, cramps, loose stool, weight loss (or gain), fatigue (perhaps due to iron deficiency with or without anemia), muscle, bone or joint pain (perhaps due to fit d def; can be associated with lots of other nonspecific symptoms. Signs: pallor, muscle loss, abdominal distension, edema, numbness or tingling, others. Not everyone with the above symptoms and signs has celiac sprue. ...Read more

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What are the best enzymes to take for gluten sensitivity?

What are the best enzymes to take for gluten sensitivity?

Gluten sensitivity: There are no enzymes that help. The only thing to do is cut back on gluten intake. There are a lot of great gluten-free foods now. Once you have been off for a few weeks you may start feeling a lot better. ...Read more

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What neuropathic problems are caused by gluten sensitivity?

What neuropathic problems are caused by gluten sensitivity?

Unknown: Gluten sensitivity is poorly defined at this point. In fact, it was only recently recognized as an entity. The side effects are not understood currently. ...Read more

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Can my daughter have gluten sensitivity or gluten intolorence?

Can my daughter have gluten sensitivity or gluten intolorence?

Yes to both: Gluten is composed of proteins that can trigger antibodies and lead to a variety if symptoms. Gluten antibody tests confirm some sensitivity. Gluten intolerance is less well defined. Gluten related intestinal malabsorbtion must be confirmed by biopsy. Some authors suggest that gluten sensitivity may aggravate add or depression or lead to headaches. Further research is needed. ...Read more

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Do you believe that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a real problem?

Maybe: It may be for some people, BUT I think the number of wannabees is far greater than those with real disease. Many of those with self proclaimed gluten sensitivity do not hold up under randomized double blinded placebo controlled situations. By the way.... This phenomena is not limited to gluten. We have mimics for every disease. ...Read more

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Why is ezekiel bread okay for people with gluten sensitivity to eat?

It is not: Ezekiel bread as made by the food for life company contains gluten and should not be eaten if you have celiac disease. This company does make a gluten free bread too. ...Read more

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Is it possible that flesh colored bumps are caused by gluten sensitivity?

Not usually: The rash most commonly associated with gluten sensitivity is dermatitis herpetaformis. This is a blistering rash which looks a bit like chicken pox on the arms and legs. It will blister and then scab over. It usually is very itchy as well. Please have your rash checked by a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between celiac sprue and gluten sensitivity?

Can you tell me the difference between celiac sprue and gluten sensitivity?

Yes: Celiac sprue (celiac disease) is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but does lead to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not damage the intestine. Both celiac sprue and gluten intolerance are types of gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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I get farty a lot. Does that sound at all like some kind of gluten sensitivity?

I get farty a lot. Does that sound at all like some kind of gluten sensitivity?

Non specific: Lots of reasons for farting, including celiac sprue, among lots of other causes. Don't self diagnose; see md, bring a diet diary annotated with symptoms. You may find the answer simply from the diary; it may or may not be related to grains. May need additional evaluation. ...Read more

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Can gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease occur without any GI signs or symptoms?

Can gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease occur without any GI signs or symptoms?

Yes: It is possible, and in many cases patients will have different manifestations before even GI symptoms present themselves. ...Read more

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How would you diagnose someone with a gluten sensitivity if it doesn't show up in their routine bloodwork?

Specialized tests: Routine bloodwork doesn't test for celiac sprue (gluten enteropathy), but may pick up the effects of it, e.g. Anemia, vitamin d deficiency. True gluten sensitivity can be screened with a number of blood tests, including deamidated gliadin, transglutaminase antibodies; genetic testing helpful to exclude the condition. Biopsy of small bowel to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you find out of you have wheat or gluten sensitivity? Can you find out how severe your problem is too?

How do you find out of you have wheat or gluten sensitivity? Can you find out how severe your problem is too?

Get tested: Your primary doc can order the blood screening tests that can identify the population at most risk for celiac disease. If this comes back positive s/he can refer you on to have confirmatory testing (biopsy for severity)done through a gastroenterologist. You need to be consuming some gluten for the 3 wks prior to any testing for it to be accurate. ...Read more

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Can gluten sensitivity be an underlying cause of Raynaud's?

Can gluten sensitivity be an underlying cause of Raynaud's?

Not aware of: However deficiency in vit B12 may cause numbness and tingling on extremities which may be mistaken for Raynaud's by some people. However the symptoms from vit B12 def is not related to exposure to cold temperature. ...Read more

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Is there any link between gluten sensitivity and infertility?

Is there any link between gluten sensitivity and infertility?

Possibly: There are no strong studies to implicate that gluten causes infertility. Except if you think about it, gluten insensitivity causes an inflammatory response in the body. I do have quite a few patients now that have gone gluten-free and have been able to conceive with this regiment along with other fertility treatments. If all else fails, do try a gluten-free diet for a while and see if it does help you to conceive. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chiropractor tell if you have a gluten sensitivity?

Is it possible for a chiropractor tell if you have a gluten sensitivity?

No: They are not trained at all for this type of diagnosis. See your family doctor or a GI doctor for this diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an association between gluten sensitivity and acne?

Is there an association between gluten sensitivity and acne?

Both common: Beyond acne being almost universal among teens, and gluten sensitivity affecting maybe one million folks in the usa, I could not find any relationship documented and it does not really make sense biologically. But thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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