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Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease can cause a whole host of problems, and is one of the great mimics. It can cause headaches, weight loss, anemia, infertility, abdominal pain. And some patients do complain of a change in their body odor. I would ask your doctor to check your blood tests for the typical antibodies associated with celiac disease, and if you carry the diagnosis, explore possible gluten contamination ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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How to test for celiac disease? If i've celiac dis., how is related to my entire left body pain(found i’m vitamin d/b12 deficent)? Cure for celiac dis?

How to test for celiac disease? If i've celiac dis., how is related to my entire left body pain(found i’m vitamin d/b12 deficent)? Cure for celiac dis?

You would need...: To get tested by your primary care provider for gluten autoantibodies. After that, a biopsy from the small intestine would need to be done. If the diagnosis were confirmed, you can manage the symptoms of celiac disease by having a gluten free diet, but unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more

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Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more

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What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

Many complications: Celiac disease leads to destruction of the lining of the small intestine. Therefore, it is associated with abdominal pain, bloating diarrhea, some times to the point of malnutrition. "irritable bowel syndrome" is sometimes actually un-diagnosedceliac disease. Rashes that look like herpes "dermatitis herpetiformis" may occur. Sometimes joint and tendon inflammation. ...Read more

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If a child that has celiac disease and the other child doesn't have, eat from the same spoon, will the child without that disease will catch it ?

If a child that has celiac disease and the other child doesn't have, eat from the same spoon, will the child without that disease will catch it ?

No!: Celiac disease is not an infectious disease that you can "catch" from somebody such as a cold. Your child may have a celiac sensitivity, not the disease. They have a problem with Gliadin, a protein common in wheat. You live in Calgary. They have a great Children's Hospital. Make sure that your child really has it. It is overdiagnosed. ...Read more

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Have celiac disease for two years.Follow diet to a t, still have occasional bouts of diarhea.Why?

Have celiac disease for two years.Follow diet to a t, still have occasional bouts of diarhea.Why?

Other reasons.: You may be sensitive to other food groups, ie dairy, eggs, or any number of things. Food sensitivity testing would be helpful. You also might have a low-grade bowel infection, so stool studies should be performed. F all tests are negative you may have ibs, irritable bowel syndrome where symptoms are worsened by stress levels. ...Read more

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