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Is celiac disease related to allergies?

Is celiac disease related to allergies?

Not really: Celiac disease is caused by antibodies, mainly of a class that is called iga, that destroy the lining of the small intestine (gut). Those antibodies are to several proteins in wheat and other cereals. Allergies are caused by antibodies of IgE class and they act in a different way. Celiac disease may be associated with a rash with blisters, called dermatitis herpetiformis (looks like herpes). ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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How to tell if it's allergies or celiac disease?

How to tell if it's allergies or celiac disease?

Genetics: Consider getting gluten sensitivity genetic testing from enterolab. You need celiac genes to get celiac. Hla dq Alpha 0501 hla dq beta 0201 or 0302 if you do not have these, it is not celiac. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an allergy or celiac disease?

How to tell if I have an allergy or celiac disease?

Celiac or allergy: Celiac DX is an autoimmune disease with changes in the intestinal lining. Allergy is a hyperimmune disease without damage to the intestinal lining. The abnormal blood testing is different and they are two different diseases. ...Read more

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What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

Gluten sensitivity: There are hereditary factors involved, but in general, celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. ...Read more

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Is it correct to assume celiac disease is food allergy?

Is it correct to assume celiac disease is food allergy?

Celiac disease aller: No it is not correct, it is not allergy in true sense.It is an auto immune disease of the small bowel that occurs in some people from infancy to adulthood.When patients are exposed toglidin a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye tissue transglutinase enzyme modifies the protein and immune system cross reacts with small bowel causing inflammation, that causes atrophy of villi lining small bow. ...Read more

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My 12 month old is being tested for celiac disease and allergies. Are the symptoms very similar?

My 12 month old is being tested for celiac disease and allergies. Are the symptoms very similar?

Possibly: Celiac disease can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and failure to thrive in a one year old. Food allergy can cause hives, breathing problems and abdominal, diarrhea and weight loss. Testing should clarify what is going on. ...Read more

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I do not have celiac disease, or an allergy to gluten, but why do I feel so good when i avoid it?

We can not tell: But if you get loose fatty stools when you eat diet containing gluten, than you may have celia disease consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to gluten without having celiac disease? My cd test came back negative

Wheat allergy: It is possible to make allergic antibodies (ige) to wheat and gliadin. This would be called wheat allergy and not celiac disease (cd). Blood testing (rast) can diagnosing this problem. These is no accurate blood test for cd however, persons that show the presence of certain igg and IgA antibodies against deaminated gliadin or tissue transglutaminase are more likely to have cd. ...Read more

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My 12 month old is being tested for celiac disease and other allergies. Hard to tell which items cause what symptoms?

My 12 month old is being tested for celiac disease and other allergies. Hard to tell which items cause what symptoms?

DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women. The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more