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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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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


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Is Crohn's disease related to hiv?

Is Crohn's disease related to hiv?

No: There is no relationship to HIV. HIV is a virus. Crohn's disease is an immune mediated disease that occurs in patients born with a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease and iritis related?

usually not: Only a handful of case reports. Here is the reference: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22408231. ...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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Which causes IBS to be so different to Crohn's disease or coeliac, symptom wise?

Which causes IBS to be so different to Crohn's disease or coeliac, symptom wise?

Symptom wise: It is difficult. Both can cause diarrhea. In general a good history, lab tests and sometimes biopsies will tell you the diagnosis. If everything comes back normal, then you may try what is called an elimination diet and record which foods bother you more than others and you will be surprised how often people get better if they ear correctly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease inflammation related at all to diet?

Is Crohn's disease inflammation related at all to diet?

Probably Not: Specific foods make you feel worse or cause more symptoms, however it should not increase the degree of inflammation. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)?

1 in 3,000: But still more people are allergic to wheat, which is a different problem with a similar treatment: avoid it! fyi the only other grains with they type of gluten to avoid in celiac sprue are rye and barley. ...Read more

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What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

Intestine inflamatio: Celiac disease is caused by your digestive tract being sensitive to wheat and consequently you have inflamation in the digestive tract and can lead to ulcers and much discomfort. Typically it is heriditary. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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Is raynaud's disease correlated/associated with gluten intolerance/celiac disease? If so why/in what way?

Is raynaud's disease correlated/associated with gluten intolerance/celiac disease? If so why/in what way?

No: Raynaud's does not usually involve the intestinal tract. Its symptoms are sensitivity to cold causing pain, coldness, and color changes in the hands and feet. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia considered to be an autoimmune or viral disease or related to neurotransmitters?

Is fibromyalgia considered to be an autoimmune or viral disease or related to neurotransmitters?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is an "energy crisis" disorder. It is due to numerous underlying disorders that lead to depletion of energy stores in the muscles. Therefore, these disorders can include hormone depletion, nutrient depletion, poor sleep, viruses and other infections, clotting disorders, depletion of neurotransmitters. Autoimmune disorders may have a similar set of issues. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?

What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?

Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...Read more

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Can allergies lead to an autoimmune disease?

Can allergies lead to an autoimmune disease?

Allergies are immune: Hyper- ige response to allergens is what causes an allergy. Many people do not have this. It is autoimmune inderectly, in that the inflammation from histamine and leukotrienes released by the bodies celles cause sinusitis, conjunctivitis, or asthma. I also beieve that even mild food allergies can worsen arthritis of the spondyloarthritis class, but this has not been systematically confirmed. ...Read more

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Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Not known: The association of Celiac and immune reconstitution is not one I have heard of or could find doing a quick search. Montelukast is used in allergies so I think having the expected response from a medication does not suggest an immune problem. It is worth getting your Celiac under control for other reasons, i.e. to prevent the known Celiac complications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to randomly develop celiac disease?

Is it possible to randomly develop celiac disease?

Yes: You can develop celiac at any age. Usually there is a genetic predisposition to inheriting it . There are blood tests that can alert you to whether you may have it. A endoscopy is usually done to confirm the diagnosis by biopsy of the intestines. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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