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How can I be sure that I have celiac disease?

How can I be sure that I have celiac disease?

See your doctor: The best tests include blood testing to screen, and then to confirm the diagnosis you need to undergo biopsy. You have to be on a regular diet for the tests to be valid (not a gluten-free diet). ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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Can you tell me if I have celiac's disease and where can I get tested?

Can you tell me if I have celiac's disease and where can I get tested?

No/local doc: On this site we don't diagnose or treat anyone, but do offer general medical advise. You also have not offered any information on which to base any diagnosis. There are a variety of blood tests that are available to most clinics/docs that provide initial screening for this disorder. Additional testing and or specialty consultation can be arranged by your doc if needed. ...Read more

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How to know if I may have celiac disease?

How to know if I may have celiac disease?

Testing: The gold standard for cd diagnosis has been cited as an intestinal biopsy. A variety of blood tests showing elevated levels of immunoglobulins to tissue transglutaminase and gluten are often a first stage of the investigation. Improvement and reversal of biopsy abnormalities by a gluten free diet is also considered part of the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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I might have Crohn's disease, how can I tell?

I might have Crohn's disease, how can I tell?

You can't: It you have recurrent diarrhea crohn's is one of several possibilities. See a gastroenterologist for an evaluation to know for sure. Then you can start effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could have celiacs disease?

Can you tell me if i could have celiacs disease?

No absolute signs: There are some symptoms of celiac that can suggest it enough to start a work-up. The most common ones that i see are: bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ADHD I have often been told I have obvious ADHD symptoms. These symptoms are really starting to challenge me as a student. I just want to know how i can be more sure if I have it, and how to be diagnosed?

How do I know if I have ADHD I have often been told I have obvious ADHD symptoms. These symptoms are really starting to challenge me as a student. I just want to know how i can be more sure if I have it, and how to be diagnosed?

There : There are two categories of symptoms for attention deficit disorder: attention and hyperactivity. Let’s talk about attention first. You said this is impacting you are a student. Are you losing or forgetting the things you need for school — your homework, your text books, your pen, etc.? Are you getting answers wrong on tests because you are not paying attention to details? May be you are careless? Do your teachers or your parents tell you that you don’t seem to be listening to you when they are talking? Are you so bored that you don’t finish your assignments or that you day dream in class? Are you easily distracted? For instance, when the teacher is talking do you start focusing on the bird flying by outside instead? Do you have problems following instructions or staying organized? Regarding hyperactivity: do people compare you to the energizer bunny or the tasmanian devil because you have so much energy? Are you a motor mouth? Are you always on the go, go, go? Can you stay seated during a full class or do you find yourself squirming and getting up out of your chair? Is is hard for you to just relax and be quiet? Do you interrupt other people or answer them before they even finish their question? Are you irritable or do you get angry fairly easily? If you answered yes to a lot of the hyperactivity and the attention questions, it is possible that you could have attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. If you have attention problems without the hyperactivity — you could have attention deficit disorder. See your family doctor to discuss the possibility that you could have adhd. Your doctor may assess you or might send you to a specialist. There is help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How often can I eat gluten if I have celiac disease?

How often can I eat gluten if I have celiac disease?

Never: It would likely be in your best interest to never eat gluten at all. If you have celiac disease, even a tiny amount of gluten can do harm to you. Once your gut is damaged by gluten, healing can take 6 months or more. Casein, the protein in milk, looks similar to the gluten molecule, and cross reactivity can happen. Some people also do best being casein free. ...Read more

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I want to know if it is possible to have healthy pregnancy even though I have been diaignosed with glomerulonephritis?

I want to know if it is possible to have healthy pregnancy even though I have been diaignosed with glomerulonephritis?

Yes, with difficulty: It is possible, but it will require intensive care by a nephrologist, ob-gyn, and maternal fetal medicaine specialists. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have IBS but i was wondering if it could be celiac disease?

Doctor told me I have IBS but i was wondering if it could be celiac disease?

WE can not answer: You have to discuss with your doctor as to your correct diagnosis.If you do not agree with his/her diagnosis get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I think i might have celiac disease. How to tell for sure?

I think i might have celiac disease. How to tell for sure?

A GI specialist: There are a numbe of tests that can be done, such as blood tests, a biopse of the small intestinal wall and an elimination diet to establish the link, consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I think i might have legg-calve-perthes disease. How can I get properly diagnosed?

I think i might have legg-calve-perthes disease. How can I get properly diagnosed?

Result of perthes: Usually radiographs of hips diagnose deformity.Perthes disease in acute phase affects children usually 3-9 years with peak at 5-7 yrs. More common in boys. Decreased blood supply to femoral head causes fracture and deformity. Phases of fragmentation and fattening of femoral head when recovered can leave deformity. Adults who had problem as child can have arthritis from residual deformity. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos disease and wanted to know if having this disease u can develope pcos? I do not have diabetes but both of my parents do.

I have hashimotos disease and wanted to know if having this disease u can develope pcos? I do not have diabetes but both of my parents do.

Not exactly: Hashimotos, type ii diabetes, and pcos are all autoimmune diseases and recent research suggests there may be a genetic link. Nonetheless, on a clinical basis, hashimotos and pcos are independent issues. Diabetes and pcos, however, are closely linked. The risk factors are similar for both, such as being overweight and carbohydrate insensitive. With your family history, watch your life style! ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have Lyme disease?

How can I tell if I have Lyme disease?

See Lyme-literate MD: Lyme disease is surprisingly common but can be hard to diagnose. Most md's aren't too knowledgeable about it & may do a screening test that misses over half the cases & say you don't have it.No test is definitive- it's ultimately a clinical diagnosis. It's best to see a "lyme-literate" doc-see www.Chroniclymedisease.Com/llmd-referrals for an overview: www.Lymediseaseresource.Com/burrguide2008.Pdf. ...Read more

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How to know if I have IBS and Crohn's disease?

How to know if I have IBS and Crohn's disease?

Ruleout active crohn: Many patients with crohn's disease also suffer from ibs. No one really understands why this is. An ibs diagnosis is only made in my opinion if your get a full colonoscopy an upper endoscopy and the pathology results are normal. This would indicate that your crohns is in remission and cannot be blamed for ongoing intestinal symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can find out if I have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity?

Get tested: Celiac disease would trigger tissue transaminases that can be found on blood tests. If you have your primary doc order a celiac panel, it can see if there is evidence of these markers. If worrisome, a workup and biopsy though a gastroenterologist can confirm it. You must be consuming gluten for the testing to be accurate. The equivalent to a slice of bread daily for 3 wks is enough. ...Read more

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What can I do to know for sure I have a lung disease?

What can I do to know for sure I have a lung disease?

Perform PFTs: In absence of any respiratory symptoms, pfs help to identify some mild for of lung disease such as reactive airway disease. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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What happens if I were to have a gluten intolerance, does that basically mean I have celiac disease?

What happens if I were to have a gluten intolerance, does that basically mean I have celiac disease?

Not necessarily: Celiac disease is a more severe form of gluten intolerance. See a doctor experienced in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What to do if I have GERD disease and i was wondering if i can eat pizza?

What to do if I have GERD disease and i was wondering if i can eat pizza?

Maybe: As a general rule, greasy and spicy foods, as well as tomato sauce can make gerd symptoms worse. But there is no study to confirm that. Best to use common sense. Try it. I have a patient that can eat any pizza, except pizza hut. It did take him a while to sort that out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could have kids if I have hypothyroidism & hashimotto disease?

Can you tell me if i could have kids if I have hypothyroidism & hashimotto disease?

Yes: Hi. I will assume that your hypothyroidism is treated and that on treatment, you have normal thyroid function. That condition is not an impediment to conceiving and successfully carrying a pregnancy to term. Your profile says your 48 years old,,,THAT is the elephant in the room! Menopause will DEFINITELY keep you from having kids! ...Read more