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Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?
Sometimes: Controversial subject. The research was done using a parent survey. Some parents report behavior improvement on dairy free/ gluten free diets, many others saw no effect. Continung > 6 months shows more benefit. It can be expensive and time consuming, but it is easier at this age than later. Kids who has GI symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea respondeed better to the dietary restrictions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Gluten Allergy: You're right, many people are talking about gluten nowadays.There should be a distinction between gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity. Allergy implies a specific immune reaction.Those people with gluten allergy get very sick when they eat it.A sensitivity is usually not as severe in symptoms as a true gluten allergy, however it may improve many bothersome symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten sensativity: Physicians usually refer to this as gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Its not a true allergy. Many use this term incorrectly. Historically this term has referred to celiac disease which is a condition that results in abdominal pain, bloating, changes in stools, weight loss, fatigue, and weakness when someone with this problem consumes foods with gluten. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Testing for celiac disease (gluten allergy) should be considered in people with chronic or recurrent diarrhea, malabsorption, weight loss, and abdominal distension or bloating. There is blood testing available and should be performed while on a gluten-rich diet. Antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (anti-TTG), which is highly sensitive and specific is used as a screening tool. ...Read more
Avoidance: The current treatment for food allergies is reading ingredient labels to find foods that do not contain that particular food. A dietician or nutritionist can help with a diet if a person is having trouble. Corn allergy is fairly uncommon but corn is a very common ingredient. Fortunately, there are many gluten free products available now. ...Read more
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
Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being ...Read more
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