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Is Celiac Disease Considered Dangerous To Health
Uniformly fatal: Hiv is a virus that causes aids. Without therapy (multiple expensive targeted medications), the average life expectancy for someone who contracts HIV is 8 to 10 years, and without therapy virtually everyone with HIV would die of disease. This is why HIV is "life threatening". With appropriate drug treatments and good diet/lifestyle some people with HIV may live decades and die of other causes. ...Read more
Not unless allergic: Not unless allergy to components.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any age: Any age after six months, depending on the clinical picture. ...Read more
Alcohol may irritate: Alcohol may irritate the GI tract in a patient with crohn's and exacerbate symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and GI bleeding. It could also worsen malabsorption which could be a problem for some crohn's patients. Scotch whiskey shouldn't be any worse than other types of alcohol however. ...Read more
Terminology: If the body develops antibodies to human tissue of any type,it is labeled auto immune.In celiac disease and lesser forms of gluten sensitivity, the body has developed antibodies to tissue transglutaminases.These can cause injury to the absorptive surfaces of the small intestines and impair absorption of nutrients.Nutritional deficits can weaken the body but are not specific to the immune system ...Read more
Why is breast cancer considered such an important a disease but less is heard about other cancers?
Power in advertising: Breast cancer occurs in women mostly and women have identified with this cancer. The attention women have brought to this cancer is amazing and has used advertising to gain awareness. Lung, colon, prostate, etc have not had the attention like breast cancer but have higher death rates. ...Read more
Alcohol/Smoking: A disease by definition is an abnormal condition with signs & symptoms, causing distress & dysfunction & social problems & even death. Since both alcoholism & smoking fit that picture, i see no reason not to classify both as diseases, such as alcoholism & nicotine addiction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
NOT NECESSARILY: Rest may be beneficial during acute rheumatic fever, but whether rest is necessary for the heart disease will depend in large part on the severity of heart changes due to the arf. This should be discussed with your primary care physician and cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poss-Unlikely-Yes: Thyroid disease is easily treated WITH medicine. There is definitely a genetic component. Some can be cured, most need tx, there are many thyroid dz's. Please do not rely only on alternative (medicines) cures, if there is a real documented thyroid problem. As I said they are easily tx'd, unfortunately yes people do die from untreated thyroid disease, which is something that should not happen! ...Read more
Which enzyme?: There are a number enzyme made by the liver and measured in blood. For alkaline phosphatase, this would be a normal value. You may consult this site for information on cirrhosis. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can be good if...: There are literally thousands of herbs with medicinal benefits. Some of these may be very beneficial for people with autoimmune disease and some may aggravate their condition. People with autoimmune disease should not take herbs without professional guidance, but with the help of an herbalist, naturopath or holistic md, medicinal herbs individualized for you can be extremely beneficial. ...Read more
Regular diet: There should not be a certain diet to follow if you were diagnosed with ad, just sensible, well balanced diet is all what is advised. Plenty of water is also encouraged. If there is an autoimmune basis to your ad, then obtaining a celiac panel may be considered as people with celiac disease have a higher risk of developing addison’s disease, and vice versa. Talk with your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?
Yes: The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc )and even death. The only treatment is avoidance at this time. The problem with a gluten free diet is that gluten free products often contain more sugar and fat to keep the consistency moist. ...Read more
I am so worried. My kids only need to see the doctor for sports physicals. Now one has celiac disease. What should I say, in terms of effects on health and well-being?
Be honest: Celiac disease can in some cases affect performance with fatigue and side effects of medication. Sports physicals are designed (hopefully) to try and find out about serious risks such as impending heart stoppage, asthma and aspects of physical fragility which would render athletic performance hazardous. Celiac disease is not one of those. ...Read more
Are celiac disease, thyroid disease, and pcos related? I have all three. Am i at risk for future health problems?
Can sickle cell trait have an impact on other health conditions such as type 1 diabetes, neuropathy, high blood pressure, celiac disease, or asthma?
Can you please explain why celiac disease is considered dangerous, and gluten intolerance not dangerous?
I have coeliac/celiac disease meaning that I can't eat gluten. How dangerous is airline gluten-free diet?
Genetics; eat gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, and causes intestinal damage, abnormal digestion, plus malabsorption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read labels: This requires that you go on a gluten free diet. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, barley and rye, so any product with these is out. There are a number of sources on the web, including the Mayo clinic, that provide guidance.Just search for "gluten free diet".The FDA requires that vendors list any of the top 8 food allergens on packages, so start looking.Some even have a GF seal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac Disease: Uncommon but possible: autoimmune disorders, bone disease (osteoporosis, kyphoscoliosis, fractures), certain types of intestinal cancer, low blood count (anemia), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), infertility or repeated miscarriage, liver disease http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001280/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 iron or bone loss). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least a month: You don't actually ever heal from celiac disease except by cutting out gluten. It is a serious problem that affects your whole body when you have it. When you cut out gluten all together, it takes at least a month to have your system come close to normal. Some studies say it may take even a year of being very careful, before you feel consistently better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on how much gluten you eat and how immediate your body responds to the gluten in the diet. If you eat a undetectable amount- the time frame may be longer than if you ingest a large amount. Some peoples immune system may also react faster or slower to the same amount. Its individual based. Please try to adhere to the diet. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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