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Is Celiac Disease Dominant Or Recessive
My grandmother and my mother both have tested positive for celiac disease. Is this a dominant or recessive trait?
What do you suggest if my grandmother and my mother both have tested positive for celiac disease. Is it a dominant or recessive trait?
Genetic: You may carry the gene for celiac- It is not a dominant or recessive gene. It is a gene that is associate to a chromosome that has been identified. In order to get the condition, you need to have the gene and an environmental trigger. You can be tested to see if you have the gene. The DR8 gene profile is seen in a large part of the population and may explain why celiac is being seen often. ...Read more
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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 more
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 more
Pretty common: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more
Gluten Free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is to avoid all foods containing gluten. Gluten is most commonly found in barley, wheat and rye grains. You must be a very careful label reader and check for these items in the ingredients list. There are many more gluten free options available in the supermarkets now. If you have been diagnosed with celiac this is a lifelong diet plan. ...Read more
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 more
Neither: Celiac disease inheritance pattern is undetermined, there is genetic predisposition though, some individuals who have certain genes are more susceptible to develop the disease than others. Good question, but by HealthTap rules you are a minor! Ask an adult to ask on your behalf next time, you need to be above 18 years to be able to register and ask questions, good luck ...Read more
Food sensitivity lab: In addition to traditional diagnostic procedures you can also get a food sensitivity test. You may not have full blown celiac but you can certainly be sensitive gluten and other foods and a lab such as great plains lab (no connection) has an easy finger stick dry blood spot scientific test. Peace and good health. ...Read more
The tests for Celiac Disease include:: Celiac panel, Complete blood count, Endomysial antibodies, HLA typing, HLA typing for celiac disease, Skin biopsy, Tissue transglutaminase IgG, Tissue transglutaminase IgG and IgA, Upper endoscopy, Gliadin IgG and IgA antibodies, Albumin, Alkaline phosphatase, Liver function test, Clotting factors. ...Read more
Symptoms of celiac disease vary among sufferers and include:
Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight loss)
A severe skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis;
Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count)
Musculoskeletal problems (muscle cramps, joint and bone pain)
Tingling sensation in the legs
Mouth sores ...Read more
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