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Ibs Celiac Disease
In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more
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R/O IBS V CELIAC: IBS is DX of exclusion. CELIAC will have + CELIAC AB/may need colonoscopy and Bx IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease can usually be well-controlled if the person maintains a gluten-free diet -- marijuana is not necessary at all. If insisting on eating gluten, all bets are off -- and there could be confusion between symptoms of that and those of ibs. Your gastroenterologist can help you with appropriate management and treatment that doesn't involve marijuana. ...Read more
IBS v Celiac disease: Ibs is a condition of nerve/muscle overactivity in the gut. Celiac disease is a condition where the lining of the intestine reacts to a protein in wheat called gluten. The 2 conditions are entirely different but can look alike with abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Celiac disease can be diagnosed by a blood test but is preferably found on biopsy. Ibs is a diagnosis made on symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WE CAN NOT TELL YOU: We can not tell you if you have symptoms and concern consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist to find out what you have. ...Read more
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
Celiac disease, severe ibs, diabetes 1, gained weight after being diagnosed, has been on gluten-free diet every other year because it worsens ibs?
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
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