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If I Have Gluten Intolerance But Not Celiac Disease Do I Have To Be Just As Strict With My Diet
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Lifelong chronic nausea? Gluten free diet is helping. Could I have celiacs and if I do could my kids have it too? They are 7 and 18months.
Very careful: If you truly have celiac disease then very small amounts of gluten will trigger increase in zonulin in the gut which causes increased intestinal permeability and inflammation. Studies show that even very small amounts will trigger this inflammation and that it takes days for the response to calm down. First make sure you really have celiac, but if you do, you must be very careful to avoid gluten. ...Read more
I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?
Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make sure to avoid wheat and whey. If you only had a positive blood test for allergy but no symptoms, there is no reason to avoid it. ...Read more
Is it possible to have celiac disease if you have positive biopsy yet negative DQ2/DQ8? I have fasciculations and they stop when i don't eat gluten.
Yes: Biopsy is the gold standard and your history is totally compatible with gluten intolerance. If gluten bothers you, you need to avoid it regardless of the test results. The above are just genetic markers and many people with these markets do not have gluten intolerance at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I could have a gluten intolerance but the only foods ive linked to my symptoms are burgers, pasta, and sandwiches. Do these have gluten?
Undesirable things!: A person with celiac disease gets strong allergic reactions to gluten in the small intestine, which causes the lining of the intestine to lose its ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc... If he continues to eat gluten, he can become anemic, lactose intolerant, and have diarrhea or irritable bowel, tummy pains, vitamin deficiency, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do you think that it's better for o+ people to consider a gluten free diet even if they don't have celiac disease? N.B i hv a potential Crohn's 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have recently began a high protein diet. I am not overly strict but was wondering if my diet could include bread at any point?
Bread: In general, moderation goes a long way. (i know, the term "moderation" is so overused and hard to define. Still...). A high-protein diet combined with a small portions of bread can be a useful approach to managing weight. You might consider using breads that are lower in glycemic load, such as sprouted wheat (or "flourless") breads (available at trader joe's or ezekiel brand). ...Read more
Is it possible to have days/weeks of diarrhea due to eating odd food. In my case gluten-free substitutes? I don't have celiac and I'm not gluten-free.
Unusual: Most food reactions do not last more than a day or two unless they are from an infection (bacteria, parasite, virus). If your problem lasts more than a week and still not improving, best to check with your doctor . I suspect that you might have had bowel issue before and thus prompting you to try a gluten-free diet. If so, you need to consult a doctor soon. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a gluten intolerance, do you have to completely cut out all gluten foods?
Yes: Or you will suffer.Get a more detailed answer ›
What should I eat if i had a Crohn's flare-up with gluten and dairy sensitivities and just had heart attack?
Heart attack: The mediterranean diet is a very effective diet for preventing additional coronary events. You should consult a dietician for expert advice on how to structure a diet within the general parameters of the med diet which will fit with your crohn's and sensitivities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not 100% sure I have celiac disease but i was just wondering if you have it is it ok to eat a mcchicken sandwich without the bun with the fries?
You decide: If you have CD, every time you consume a gluten product like a flour based sandwich, your body makes new antibodies that attack and injure your gut tissue.The injury is patchwork,like a quilt.When the bad patches get to widespread your symptoms get much worse and problems continue.Only stopping gluten lets your body heal.You need to finish finding out if you have it.If not, no need to avoid gluten ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with contact dermatitis and was told that I may be gluten-sensitive. Does it help to reduce gluten or must I go gluten-free?
Gluten sensitivity: Doesn't cause rash. The diagnosis of gluten sensitivity is still controversial. People complain of bloating, gas, cramping. Celiac disease, however can cause a rash-little blisters on the elbows for instance. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity (not rash) can get better with avoiding gluten and other fermentable carbohydrates. ...Read more
I have blood in my stools on a regular bases i think it may be linked to eating of to much sugar I have Crohn's disease?
Be seen: You need to see your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Maybe: While oftentime the 2 terms are used interchangeably, there are many patients who do have issues due to gluten ingestion but do not have full blown celiac disease. Typically patients complain of bloating, diarrhea, rashes, itchy skin, failure to thrive after eating barley, rye, wheat and other similar products that contain gluten. Best to consult a GI doc and a good dietician. ...Read more
NO: An intolerance is different from an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where antibodies attack the lining of the intestines. In both cases, you will stay away from wheat gluten, but they are not the same process. You can be tested for celiac by a blood test and an endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more
What happens if I were to have a gluten intolerance, does that basically mean I have celiac disease?
Can you please explain why celiac disease is considered dangerous, and gluten intolerance not dangerous?
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more
Celiac is autoimmune: An intolerance is different from an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where antibodies attack the lining of the intestines. In both cases, you will stay away from wheat gluten, but they are not the same process. You can be tested for celiac by a blood test and an endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more
Is there more gluten intolerance and celiac disease today than in the past, or are we simply more aware of these conditions? If more common now, why?
More aware: As more tests are ordered and see more positive results and people more health awareness now. ...Read more
Is raynaud's disease correlated/associated with gluten intolerance/celiac disease? If so why/in what way?
Can a thyroid condition cause a gluten intolerance or celiac disease? Can the thyroid cause any other food intolerances?
Association: Celiac sprue is an autoimmune disease. Those with celiac sprue are more likely to develop thyroiditis. Those who first present with thyroiditis are much less likely to get celiac sprue. If you have an over or under active thyroid then it might affect the way your digestive tract works. You could develop constipation, diarrhea, reflux. Different foods might bother you more if you suffer from this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there difference in terms of symptoms between celiac disease/gluten intolerance/wheat allergy?
Yes: They are not the same!Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?
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
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