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Is it possible to tell which parent gave me the gluten sensitivity gene?

Is it possible to tell which parent gave me the gluten sensitivity gene?

Yes it is.: The way to find out is to look for the appropriate hla antigen (gene marker) of both your parents. Once you are affected, it is not important to find out. ...Read more

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Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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Can you tell me the difference between celiac sprue and gluten sensitivity?

Can you tell me the difference between celiac sprue and gluten sensitivity?

Severity: The difference is in the seriousness and severity. People woth gluten sensitivity can somewhat (although they should not) get away with eating gluten, while those with sprue are totally asking for much trouble if they touch gluten. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what IgA levels could mean for celiac's or gluten sensitivity?

Not much...: Many doctors test IgA levels at the time of initial celiac testing. This is because hereditary IgA deficiency pretty common in celiac patients. If you have hereditary IgA deficiency, then another type of test (ttg igg level) may be needed to ensure that your celiac test is not falsely negative. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Can you please tell me about gluten sensitivity?

Absorption: In this condition, the gluten protein is toxic to the hair-follicle -like structure in the small intestine causing impairment in nutrient absorption. Most people would have abdominal discomfort after eating foods with gluten. This in turns leads to neurologic symptoms, weight loss, anemia etc. This is considered an autoimmune disease and not an allergic disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a gluten sensitivity how long gf will it take to feel better?

Can you tell me if I have a gluten sensitivity how long gf will it take to feel better?

Gluten sensitivity: You should start feeling some better right away, but keep in mind that antibodies to gluten can stick around for four to six months. It depends on what sort of reactions you are having, too. If you have villous atrophy, it will take longer to recover than if you don't. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chiropractor tell if you have a gluten sensitivity?

Is it possible for a chiropractor tell if you have a gluten sensitivity?

No: They are not trained at all for this type of diagnosis. See your family doctor or a GI doctor for this diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

How can I tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

Blood test and biops: Conventional medicine diagnoses celiac disease based on a positive serum ttg IgA and a biopsy showing villious atrophy in the gut. However, some experts now agree that a trial off gluten that completely relieves symptoms in addition to positive hla celiac genes, dq2 and/or dq8 will also reveal those at high risk for having or going on to develop celiac disease or other autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gluten sensitivity?

Yes: Gluten sensitivity can occur in anybody. Without knowing any symptoms, it is not possible to say. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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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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