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Is celiac disease contagious?

Is celiac disease contagious?

No: Celiac disease is not contagious, but it is familial and hereditary. It is a type of immune system disorder in which a person reacts strongly to the protein "gluten", found in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, etc... ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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Is celiac disease serious?

Is celiac disease serious?

Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material. In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body. If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work ...Read more

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How to know it is celiac disease?

How to know it is celiac disease?

A biopsy: There are blood tests that provide some evidence, but they are not totally reliable. A small bowel biopsy is the only absolute diagnostic test.
Visit celiac. Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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What is refractory celiac disease?

What is refractory celiac disease?

Hard to treat: "refractory" is a fancy medical term for something that is hard to treat. In other words, the disease is not getting any better using standard treatment. In this case, it's talking about celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. ...Read more

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What is refractory celiac disease?

What is refractory celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: It means that the patient is still experiencing symptoms and side effects of the celiac disease despite disease modifying changes in diet (avoidance of gluten), lifestyle and possibly medication. ...Read more

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What pp is safe in celiac disease?

What pp is safe in celiac disease?

PPI: I don't think ppis are contraindicated in celiac disease or any certain ppi that should be avoided. Ppis work on the stomach mucosa whereas celiac disease usually involves duodenum. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have celiac disease?

How to tell if you have celiac disease?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

Grieving gut: Here's their info: http://celiac. Org/celiac-disease/symptoms/
Bloating, pain, diarrhea, gas, constipation - general misery around food. Many find avoiding gluten helpful. Best! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

Usually diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms to celiac disease?

What are the symptoms to celiac disease?

Diarrhea, bloating: Intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation, bloating, and gas. Rashes may occur as well. Fatigue is possible. Growth issues in children may occur. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease dominant or recesive?

Is celiac disease dominant or recesive?

Neither: While you may inherit the immune risk factor from a parent that does not guarantee getting Celiac disease. If you have a 1st degree relative with confirmed Celiac disease then there is roughly a 20% chance of developing it in your lifetime. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms... Celiac disease?

What are the symptoms... Celiac disease?

Celiac: This site can go into more detail, than I can in 400 letters. Also, did you know that there is a blood test to diagnose true celiac disease? http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20030410 ...Read more

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What are typical signs of celiac disease?

What are typical signs of celiac disease?

Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. ...Read more

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How to know if I may have celiac disease?

How to know if I may have celiac disease?

Testing: The gold standard for cd diagnosis has been cited as an intestinal biopsy. A variety of blood tests showing elevated levels of immunoglobulins to tissue transglutaminase and gluten are often a first stage of the investigation. Improvement and reversal of biopsy abnormalities by a gluten free diet is also considered part of the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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How is celiac disease generally diagnosed?

How is celiac disease generally diagnosed?

Blood tests, biopsy: Celiac disease is diagnosed by finding certain types on antibodies on a blood test. A small intestine biopsy can be used for diagnosis. There is also a blood test to see if a person has the genes that are seen in celiac disease patients. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting celiac disease?

What's the upshot of getting celiac disease?

Malabsorption: Gluten in wheat acts as a toxin on your small intestine. The damage leads to a marked decrease in the ability to absorb nutrients in any food that you eat. The immediate result is abdominal distension, pain, bloating & diarrhea. The long term effects is weight loss, muscle wasting & weakness - in fact, all of the symptoms of starvation. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that I have celiac disease?

See your doctor: The best tests include blood testing to screen, and then to confirm the diagnosis you need to undergo biopsy. You have to be on a regular diet for the tests to be valid (not a gluten-free diet). ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have celiac disease?

Hard to say: To get the most from this site you need to provide basic background info about your problem & ask a question. This question with no background gives us nothing to work with. If you have read up on celiac and are concerned you could have it, see you doc and have the tests. ...Read more

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Please describe the tests for celiac disease?

Please describe the tests for celiac disease?

Blood tests: Blood tests for antibodies to tissue transglutaminase and deamidated gliadin are hte usual starting tests. Let your doctor pick the order of testing as an alogirthm allows for more efficient testing, depending on initial findings. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more