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Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Blood tests: In symptomatic patients with a suspicion of celiac disease, i order a tissue transglutaminase blood test. It has a very good sensitivity and specificity. ...Read more

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Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more


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How can you cope with Crohn's disease?

How can you cope with Crohn's disease?

Listen to your body: As a mind-body doctor, a person living with crohn's, and a counselor for people with chronic illness, i believe most important is to listen to your body and respond appropriately. If you are fatigued, or in pain, and you keep moving forward without changing how you are in the world, why should your body change? Seek out healers who can teach you how to decrease stress levels. It can really help. ...Read more

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What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

Usually not: Addison's disease is caused by many mechanisms. Outside the United States, infection, in particular tuberculosis is the most common cause, but it would not cause just arthritis. In us, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy (2 types) is probably the most common cause, and in either type, arthritis is not a common problem associated with other endocrine problem such as hypoparathyroidism, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have Crohn's disease or IBS?

How can you know if you have Crohn's disease or IBS?

One is inflammation: Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome. It causes chronic abdominal discomfort with changes in bowel movements. Crohn's is characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel, and can often have diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, fevers, arthritis, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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How can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

How can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

IBD: Perhaps there is some confusion inflammatory bowel disease(ibd)refers specifically to ulcerative colitis and crohn's diseasr. If a person has been informed that he or she has ibd then the diagnosis is either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. Inflammation in the intestine caused by infection or other causes may mimic ibd & thus not be either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. ...Read more

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How likely am i to get the Crohn's disease?

How likely am i to get the Crohn's disease?

Depends on risk fact: With no family history of crohn's disease(cd), you have about 1% chance of getting it. That increases by each risk factor like smoking, family with cd, having other immunological diseases etc. If you have any signs or symptoms of cd like diarrhea, abdomenal pain, weight loss, etc. See a gasatroenterologist and be tested. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed?

Can you tell me how is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed?

Symptoms: The two main disease processes are ulcerative colitis and Crohns colitis. Symptoms are related to diarrhea, pain, wt. loss all of which can be defined by GI xrays followed by biopsy. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease affect someone who is trying to get pregnant?

Yes: Yes. Your disease and the medications used to treat it can affect your ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy. Be sure to consult both with your GI and OB doctors. ...Read more

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How can you get hepatitis c? How is the disease transmitted?

How can you get hepatitis c? How is the disease transmitted?

Blood borne disease: Transmitted in high risk situations. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), or using nasal drugs, accidental needle stick in a healthcare worker, reused needles/medical equipment without sterilizing, sexually, tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c). Other risk factors are sharing razors, being incarcerated. A simple blood test can confirm if you have hep c ...Read more

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How can children get ulcerative colitis? How is it treated?

How can children get ulcerative colitis? How is it treated?

Ulcerative Colitis: The cause of Ulcerative Colitis is unknown. We know there is an increased risk if there is a family history, so genetics plays a part. Look at the National Library of Medicine's section on UC for a good synopsis of symptoms and general approaches to treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001296/#adam_000250.disease.causes ...Read more

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How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Bowels & celiac dis.: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided. ...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 you tell me how is Lyme disease tested?

Can you tell me how is Lyme disease tested?

Blood test.: Simple blood test are very helpful. If the screening test is positive then another blood test, the western blot, is done to confirm. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hirschsprung's disease?

How to tell if I have hirschsprung's disease?

Clinical sxs: Hirschsprung’s disease (congenital megacolon) is caused by failed migration of colonic ganglion cells in utero. Varying lengths of the distal colon are unable to relax, causing functional colonic obstruction.Can vary from very short segment to entire large bowel. Obstruction noted usually in infancy, Sometimes recognition is later due to intractable constipation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it common for teens to get celiacs disease?

Can you tell me is it common for teens to get celiacs disease?

Not really: Celiac disease, while being diagnosed much more, is still a relatively uncommon disorder in kids and teens. That being said, there are more and more kids with chronic abdominal complaints being diagnosed as doctors become more aware of the condition. It tends to be more common in kids with other immune conditions such as type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid problems, etc. Talk to peds GI for info! ...Read more

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What is a hirschsprung disease, and how to you get it?

What is a hirschsprung disease, and how to you get it?

Congenital anomaly: Hirschsprung disease is a congenital anomaly of the large intestine that results in difficulty passing stool. It is treated with an operation. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have celiac disease?

How to tell if you have celiac disease?

Blood test, scope : Screening blood tests can be ordered by your health care provider: tissue transglutaminase IgA and total iga. If positive, consultation with a GI specialist is needed for biopsy of the small intestine obtained through an upper GI endoscopy. It is important not to go on a gluten free diet before diagnosis is made. Labs and biopsy return to normal on gluten free diet (false negative). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Crohn's disease similar to als?

Can you tell me is Crohn's disease similar to als?

Crohn and ALS: Crohn's disease is primarily an intestinal disorder while ALS is a neurologic disease. They may both have immune component but are very different illnesses. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have arthritis or Lyme disease?

How to tell if I have arthritis or Lyme disease?

Evaluation and testi: Have the problem evaluated and appropriate lab tests ordered. A rheumatologist can help. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for celiac disease?

How can you get tested for celiac disease?

Small bowel biopsy: Celiac disease is suspected when individuals have signs or symptoms of malabsorption or malnutrition. Small intestinal biopsy is considered the most accurate test for celiac disease. Small intestinal biopsies can be obtained by performing an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd). ...Read more